Sloane Stephens picks Nick Kyrgios as her favorite tennis player

Fan hopes to see Kyrgios' comeback, after his prolonged stay at the sidelines.

Nick Kyrgios, Sloane Stephens

American tennis player Sloane Stephens recently revealed the name of her favorite tennis player. The 27-year-old chose Australian star Nick Kyrgios as one of the most talented players in tennis. His flamboyant style of playing has drawn big crowds in the past.

The 2017 US Open champion has been a top performer in the women’s game for some years. She was also the finalist at the French Open 2018 and a semifinalist at Madrid Open 2019. However, the American failed to capitalize on her momentum and couldn’t make sizeable progression at any tournament. She only managed to reach the first round at the Australian Open, the second round at the French Open and the third round at the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios in 2020!

Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios only played four tournaments in 2020. He didn’t participate in any competition after the games resumed post the Coronavirus lockdown. He started last year at the newly minted ATP Cup, where he reached the semifinals. He then went on to play at the Australian Open.

At his home turf, Kyrgios only managed to reach the fourth round, bowing down to Rafael Nadal. At the Delray Beach Open, Kyrgios walked out in the first round against the Bryan brothers of USA. He then played his last tournament of the year at the Mexican Open, losing to French rising star Ugo Humbert in the round of 32. This was the last time fans saw Kyrgios take the court in 2020.

The 25-year old recently toyed with the idea of retirement, surprising many. However, fans still hope to see their favorite player back in 2021.

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