Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios, 27, has hinted that his career could come to an end in the next three years. On Saturday, Kyrgios held a question and answer session with fans on Instagram. Responding to a question, Kyrgios indicated that he does not plan to play professional tennis after his 30th birthday.
«Honestly, probably not (play past 30). I want to be unbothered. I’ll probably go home to the Bahamas and sit and do nothing,» Kyrgios replied to a fan during a question and answer session on Instagram.
Kyrgios hinted at an early retirement at the US Open
After Kyrgios defeated Daniil Medvedev to reach the US Open quarterfinals, he made a comment that drew attention. «It’s the last big tournament of the year.
We have to try and hang in there and keep pushing each other, keep being positive. Next week we go home. But potentially three more matches, then we’ll never have to play tennis again,» Kyrgios said after beating Medvedev at the US Open.
Reacting to Kyrgios’ comments, John McEnroe said he was worried Kyrgios would take out Ashleigh Barty if she won the US Open. “Well, I have bad news for you. ash barty [retired after winning a major]so it’s not impossible to think that it could do that.
“We hope he doesn’t do that because there is a phrase, I think it is worldwide: ‘better late than never’.
That applies to Nick, because he wasn’t professional for a long time, he played a lot of games where he wasn’t giving his all, and now you see what he’s capable of when he does. And he trains and he’s fit and the guy is phenomenal,» McEnroe said, reacting to Kyrgios’ comments.
Ultimately, Kyrgios’ hopes of winning the US Open were dashed in the quarterfinals after an upset loss to Karen Khachanov.