Nick Kyrgios Contemplates Retirement but Commits to Another Year or Two in Tennis

2022 01 28 Nick k Kik 3830

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, known for his talent and volatile temperament, has expressed his desire to retire from the sport.

However, he intends to continue playing for another one to two years before calling it quits. This revelation comes shortly after his withdrawal from the Australian Open, his home tournament.

Kyrgios, 28, faced various fitness setbacks, including knee surgery and a ligament tear in his wrist, which led to his absence from Wimbledon in 2022 despite reaching the tournament's final the previous year. He has also been open about his mental health struggles.

In an interview on the On Purpose with Jay Shetty podcast, Kyrgios shared, "If it was up to me, I don't really want to play anymore, to be honest. But I have to almost (keep playing). I've got so much more to give, but for me, I don't want to play anymore. I'm exhausted, I'm tired. I have had three surgeries now."

The former world number 13, who aspires to have a pain-free life and start a family, expressed his disappointment at withdrawing from the upcoming Australian Open. Speculation concerning his future in tennis has resurfaced due to his prolonged absence from the sport.

Kyrgios clarified that he aims to play for another one to two years, wanting to end his career on his own terms while still performing at the highest level.

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