Manly Seaside Championship Marc Dragan has invited Nick Kyrgios back to this year’s tournament. Kyrgios, 27, reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon this year and is now the highest ranked Australian men’s tennis player.
In 2010, 15-year-old Kyrgios competed in the Manly Seaside Championship in Sydney. The Manly Seaside Championship is traditionally played over the Christmas-New Year period and the winner will pocket $1,200, while the runner-up will walk home with $585.
Kyrgios, who exited the Manly Seaside Championship in the 2010 round of 16, has been brazenly invited to play again in the tournament.
Kyrgios invited to play in the Manly Seaside Championship
“Nick has made it clear that the Australian Open is his goal, but he will need a solid warm-up before heading to Melbourne.
What better way to do that than to play at the Seaside and get back to playing in a relaxed but competitive tournament played at a great time of the year. We are situated a balloon shot from the beach and there are many good restaurants, shops and bars to keep you entertained when the tennis is over.
I’m sure he will have fond memories of playing for Manly as a teenager and this could be his last chance to make it onto our famous board of honours,» Dragan told Yahoo Sport Australia. Meanwhile, Kyrgios is competing in this week’s inaugural World Tennis League in Dubai.
After the World Tennis League, Kyrgios will fly back to Australia. Between December 29 and January 8, the inaugural United Cup will take place across Australia. Kyrgios has signed up to represent Australia. After the United Cup, Kyrgios will compete in the Adelaide International 2.
Kyrgios then travels to Melbourne where he will look to win his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
Whether Kyrgios can win his first Major in front of his home fans remains to be seen.