Certainly, 2023 has not started in the best way for Nick Kyrgios. Indeed, the Australian talent has received a lot of criticism after withdrawing from the United Cup due to an ankle injury. In addition to not leading the Australian team into the opening event, fans were unhappy with the fact that Nick played multiple roles in December.
News recently broke that the 27-year-old from Canberra will not even be taking part in the Adelaide International 2 scheduled for next week. Therefore, Kyrgios will appear at the Australian Open without official matches in the legs.
We remind you that the first Slam of the year will start on Monday, January 16 at Melbourne Park and much is expected of Kyrgios after the final reached at Wimbledon in 2022. Nick will play the role of a luxury outsider in the AO and will try to surprise the great favorites of the eve.
The man to beat is undoubtedly Novak Djokovic, not to mention defending champion Rafael Nadal and the finalist of the last two editions Daniil Medvedev.
Kyrgios will skip Adelaide 2
“We are very excited and working every day to make sure we are ready for the Australian Open,” Horsfall said.
“Many people were upset after Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the United Cup, but I hope they now realize that the injury is genuine. I wish more people would ask questions before doing their bit,» he added.
Nick Kyrgios recently reaffirmed his earlier claim that he would retire from tennis if he won a Grand Slam title, as the sport is too demanding. “Honestly, probably (I would retire if I won a Grand Slam). Especially being also from Australia, there is so much traveling, so much time away from family, so much time away from friends.
You are missing milestones in the family, you are just not having a normal life in reality,» he told Eurosport. “It’s easy for a European or American player to lose or win a tournament, then you take a five-hour flight back home and spend a week there before the next event.
Whereas as an Australian you are doing four to seven month blocks of travel. I honestly don’t think it’s healthy. No other real athlete does that in the world, in any sport. Doing seven months on his account, ”he said.
Kyrgios has one of the best serves ever seen in the sport of tennis. While her first serve is fast and unpredictable, her second serve can be devastating as well. He frequently clocks over 220 kph on the first serve and 200 kph on the second.