The ATP Tour is going through many changes in terms of player dominance. The absence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has left a void on the tour. Nadal will be making a comeback next season, while Andy Murray is finding it tough to survive with the youngsters. Under these circumstances, players like Nick Kyrgios have the chance to rise in the sport.
Kyrgios showed his true potential during the 2022 season. He could do much more, says Rick Macci, who has coached Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Macci felt that Kyrgios could take up this chance to win big titles and came close during the 2022 Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic. The former coach also spoke about how Wimbledon favors his quick serve and groundstrokes.
The Australian player’s fitness and mental attitude have stopped him from being consistent on the tour. Kyrgios has only played a single match this season and is expected to make a comeback at the Australian Open next month. He has been working out in the gym and is preparing to make a return to the tour. The fans still expect a grand slam victory from Kyrgios in the next few years.
Nick Kyrgios has chances of being on the court or off the court in Australia
The Australian Open will start on January 14 as players warm up for the first grand slam of the season. Kyrgios is hoping to make a comeback at home with crowd support. But his participation as a player has not yet been confirmed at Melbourne. He may join the commentary team at the 15-day event. Kyrgios was doing the same for the tennis channel a few weeks ago.
The former world No. 13 shared his expertise with the tennis channel at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. Kyrgios can do the same at the Australian Open and entertain his fans off the court. Australian Open director Craig Tiley stated that Kyrgios would be present during the event even if he was not in the main draw. Kyrgios can undoubtedly add more intensity if he comes in as a player.
🇦🇺 Nick Kyrgios quashing any rumours of a possible retirement at the 2024 Australian Open:
“I’m trying to be able to return as soon as possible because I miss playing and especially being so close to winning Wimbledon last year, I know I’m there”
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— Olly 🎾🇬🇧 (@Olly_Tennis_) October 9, 2023
The 28-year-old missed out on playing in Australia this year for the first time since making his debut in 2014. It could be his 10th appearance at the event next year if his injuries heal on time. Kyrgios is working on the rehabilitation of his knee and wrist. Once he is fully fit, the Australian player can continue his stunts on the court, and the fans can relish the entertainment.