Nick Kyrgios makes a shocking announcement about retirement just two years after winning Wimbledon.
Nick Kyrgios is back in action today at Wimbledon in the third round against Felix Auger Aliassime.
Nick Kyrgios has confessed that he had always intended to retire from tennis at the age of 28. The Australian tennis star made his ATP Tour debut in 2014, when he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after defeating then-world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in his maiden outing.
Kyrgios was touted for a major tennis career when he was just 19 years old, and he was an instant success with fans for his flare and aggressive attitude.
He was a breath of new air on the road, despite receiving a lot of flak early on in his career for overstepping his bounds.
Kyrgios has struggled to live up to his early-career expectations, but he is still only 26 years old and regarded as one of the most dangerous players in the men’s game.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he hasn’t played much tennis this year, opting to stay in Australia before travelling to Wimbledon.
And Kyrgios has been in fine form so far, with victories over Ugo Humbert and Gianluca Mager putting him in a third-round match against Felix Auger Aliassime.
Kyrgios’ performance this week has sparked new doubts about his ability to win a Grand Slam and unseat the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
However, the Australian tennis player admits that he lacks the three tennis legends’ passion for the game.
And Kyrgios goes on to say that in just two years, he may retire for good.
He admitted, “I obviously don’t love this sport as much as those legends do.”
“For example, I believe Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic could not survive without tennis.
“It feels like that was their first love,” says the narrator. Basketball was my first love, and I was unable to pursue that desire.
“So I don’t have the habit of getting up every day with that, like, wanting to get better, what do I need to do today, every time I step on the court, looking to improve. That’s something I don’t have. It doesn’t come as naturally to me as it does to others.
“I don’t believe they dealt with such hatred in their career, especially earlier on.
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