Nick Kyrgios: 'I Expect Better From Myself'

‘I expect better of myself’


The withdrawal of Nick Kyrgios from the ATP 500 in Japan is causing controversy. But the player has no doubts: «It was the best option. I still have a couple of tournaments left between now and the end of the season and I want to get there as well as possible»

Nick Kyrgios left the tournament in Tokyo, where he was undoubtedly the most anticipated player. In singles quarterfinals, against American Fritz, the Australian was also seeded number one in doubles, reaching the semifinals with Kokkinakis against McDonald and Melo.

A sure star who, however, decided to step aside at the climax. It was not an easy farewell for the organization, especially after the early elimination in the first round of Casper Ruud, one of the players of the moment after the US Open final and number 1 seed of the Rising Sun.

But Kyrgios, speaking to the press, had no doubts about the soundness of the decision: «It’s the best option for my physique, I have to be smart. After warming up a bit with Thanasi this morning, I felt it was better.» Stop.

I still have a couple of tournaments left between now and the end of the season and I want to get there as well as possible.» The current number 20 in the world has a record of 35 wins and 10 losses in this 2022 that took him to the Wimbledon final, and after three years, he has returned to triumph in singles where he had smiled for the last time, in Washington.

Kyrgios, who is also courted by the 250 tournament in Naples in the absence of Nole Djokovic, is expected to return to the courts at two more events: in Basel, ATP 500, and in Paris Bercy. The disagreement between Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka is not a hidden secret within the world of tennis.

«Stan Wawrinka hadn’t found out, but Kyrgios’ comments came out on television through microphones on the field,» Eugene Lapierre told the Journal de Quebec, according to TVA Sports.

Kyrgios last played at the Japan Open

Nick Kyrgios said he often gets angry on the court during tough situations because he has high expectations of himself and because «millions of dollars are at stake.»

«Because all my life I’ve been frozen under it, so I expect better of myself. Also because there are millions of dollars at stake. Do you know what that feels like?» Kyrgios said, responding to a fan who asked him why he expresses anger in pressure situations during matches.

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