Nick Kyrgios says his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi deserves a lot of credit for the best season of her career in 2022. Kyrgios, 27, played the tennis of her life this year. At the start of the 2022 season, Kyrgios became a Grand Slam champion after capturing the Australian Open doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
In the summer, Kyrgios made his first Grand Slam singles final when he reached the Wimbledon final before losing to Novak Djokovic in four sets. Kyrgios, who captured his first ATP title since 2019 in Washington, also had notable wins over top players like Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner.
«None of this could have been done without her,» Kyrgios told the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
Kyrgios on traveling with Hatzi: She makes me happy
At the end of 2021, Kyrgios and Hatzi went public with their relationship.
Throughout the entire 2022 season, Hatzi was accompanying Kyrgios in tournaments around the world. «It’s been a very successful year, not just on the tennis court but in general. I feel very, very good about everything and just enjoying life.»
And meeting Costeen was probably my favorite moment, probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and the year that I’ve had as a highly motivated and pressured player has been because of her. That has been my favorite experience.
I just feel happier off the court, I really just try to be happy off the court, and it shows on the court as well. She is the best in the world and she makes me feel amazing, she believes in my tennis and she believes in me off the court too.
We have such a good relationship,» said Kyrgios. Last January, Kyrgios won the Australian Open doubles title in his first tournament with Hatzi sitting in his box. Next January, Kyrgios will look to win his first Grand Slam title in Melbourne . Park.