“Can’t catch a break!” Nick Kyrgios pays tribute to his grandmother after she passed away at 74

Another set back for Nick Kyrgios as the Australian loses his grandmother days after he announced his withdrawal from the French Open.


“Can’t catch a break!” Nick Kyrgios pays tribute to his grandmother after she passed away at 74

Nick Kyrgios with his Grandma and brother Christos (Image Via @k1ngkyrg1os/Instagram)

It’s not always about what’s going on in the court. There are a lot of stories off-court which can have a great impact on what’s happening in the mind of a tennis player. These off-court battles are usually tougher than the on-court ones. They challenge you mentally, which in today’s world is more supreme than any physical challenge.

Aussie Tennis star Nick Kyrgios is going through a rough patch as of now. His withdrawal from the French Open was already something that had saddened the tennis community. Unfortunately, another tragedy occurred in the Australian’s personal life as his grandmother passed away yesterday. The Aussie was deeply upset by the loss.

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His grandmother was at the age of 74. Deeply affected by the loss, the tennis star came out with an emotional post that had pictures of his grandmother. “Seems like I can’t catch a break right now….. RIP Yiayia, the best we could ask for. Go enjoy your time with Papou now,” read the post. The post has three very beautiful pics of his grandmother.

The first one had Kyrgios and his brother Christos posing with their grandma for a selfie. The second one had Grandma holding a newspaper in her hand, which had Kyrgios on the front page. It was a photo from the famous 2022 Aussie Open run he had where he and Thanasi Kokkinakis had lifted the doubles crown.

The third picture has Grandma holding a WWE belt in her hand. Many feel it signified how strong Grandma was from the inside. German ace Boris Becker and Australian PR icon Roxy Jacenko offered their condolences to the Kyrgios family. It has been a rough few weeks, in fact, months, for the Aussie. Fans love him and would want a smashing return from him at Wimbledon next month where he was the finalist last year.

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Nick Kyrgios: 2022 in Review

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios (Image via Sky Sports)

The Aussie hasn’t played a single game on the tour this year. His last singles match was against Taylor Fritz at the Japan Open, where he had given the American a walkover. The Aussie star is a victim of injury over the years. This has stopped him from being consistent on tour. However, 2022 was not a bad season despite the injury issues. Kyrgios got off to a flyer by winning the men’s doubles event at the Australian Open. He was unlucky to get Daniil Medvedev as his second-round opponent in the singles category, however; he made sure the loss didn’t affect him and ended up lifting the doubles trophy with Kokkinakis.

The hard court season saw him getting some decent runs during various events. It included that mouth-watering Nadal clash at the Indian Wells quarters. He lost the contest but displayed some magical tennis. He missed the clay season and played as many as 3 warm-up events on grass before the Wimbledon. Those warm-up events were needed, as playing semi-finals in all three meant the fans were in for a treat at Wimbledon.

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He didn’t disappoint anyone as he produced his best Grand Slam result by making it to the final of the Wimbledon where he valiantly went down to Novak Djokovic. His run at the Championships was applauded by all, as the quality on display was second to none. Post Wimbledon Kyrgios struggled with personal issues which translated into professional lows. He has been out with injury since the start of this season. Fans would hope that he recovers quickly as they want to see more magic from the man himself.

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