With his long-term future in jeopardy, Nick Kyrgios’ biggest headline moments.
Nick Kyrgios has suffered an injury that will terminate his 2021 season, casting question on his tennis future after making retirement hints at the recent Laver Cup.
Nick Kyrgios’ future is in doubt after he revealed his intention to retire from tennis and have surgery to recuperate from a left knee issue that has plagued him for months. The 26-year-old also hinted at his retirement when competing in the Laver Cup, saying he didn’t know how much longer he’d be on tour, but that he hopes to be back for the Australian Open next year.
The often-divisive Australian has always been a major presence on the tour, with his antics attracting a lot of attention, for better or bad.
Kyrgios hasn’t played much since the pandemic started last year, with his first tournament since February 2020 taking place a year later during the postponed Australian hard court summer.
And he’s only played five tournaments since then, retiring after an injury in the third round of Wimbledon and winning just one tournament in four during the North American hard court swing before joining Team World for the fourth year at the Laver Cup, losing to Team Europe once more in the Ryder Cup-style event.
He’s now revealed that his 2021 season will be his last, writing on his Instagram story: “Hey folks, I haven’t been feeling 100% healthy for the past few months. I’ve been battling with patella tendonopathy in my left knee, and continuing to play without adequately addressing it can result in further pain and setbacks.
“I’ve decided to return to Australia for a reassessment and am hoping to receive PRP treatment to help my knee settle down and rehab.”
The six-time champion’s long-term tennis future is now in doubt as he battles an injury and has already admitted he has no plans for a long career, saying at the Laver Cup: “As long as I’m on the court, I’ll try and give it my all, but I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to plan to play four or five more years on tour – that’s just not me.”
Many tennis fans who are lured to Kyrgios’ on-court theatrics will be dearly missed when the time comes for him to hang up his racket. “Brinkwire News Summary.”