“See You This Year”: Nick Kyrgios Confirms Participation at US Open 2021

Published 04/09/2021, 5:22 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 12: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts in his Men’s Singles third round match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during day five of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 12, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)


Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios entertains fans like no other player on Tour. When he competes at the various Grand Slam events, he lights up the atmosphere. Over the years, he has been a crowd-puller at tournaments. He has even beaten Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in their first-ever meetings. 

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Recently, Nick Kyrgios gave some good news and confirmed his participation at this year’s US Open event. After skipping the tournament last season, this was a welcome announcement for his fans.

Due to the effects of the global pandemic and a wrist injury, Nick chose to stay away from Tour the previous year. The Australian star confirmed his participation by putting up a post on Instagram and added a caption that stated, “US OPEN I’ll see you this year.”

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Nick Kyrgios did not play the US Open last season

Last season, the Australian athlete skipped the US Open and the French Open. In the current season, he might skip the French Open again. However, he could feature at the Wimbledon Championships, a place where he made his Grand Slam debut. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

In 2019, Nick played the US Open at Flushing Meadows. After winning the first two matches, his journey ended in the third round after he lost to the upcoming Russian talent Andrey Rublev. 

In the current season, Nick competed at the Australian Open. During his match against Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem, he was up by two sets before losing the next three which resulted in his exit. He had come back to the Tour after more than a year. Since then, Kyrgios has not featured in any tournament and has not given an update of his schedule until the US Open. 

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

At the Grand Slam events, the Australian athlete has enjoyed more success at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon. These happen to be the only events in which he came as far as the quarterfinals. 

As there is still a great amount of tennis left in the calendar year, it will be interesting to see which tournaments Nick chooses to compete in. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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