WATCH: Nick Kyrgios regrets not being an ‘upcoming’ player in the absence of prime Big-3 as he evaluates his chances of a successful comeback

Nick Kyrgios revealed that he would have been one of the contenders to challenge Novak Djokovic for the different tournaments had it not been for his long struggle with injuries.


WATCH: Nick Kyrgios regrets not being an ‘upcoming’ player in the absence of prime Big-3 as he evaluates his chances of a successful comeback

(L-R)Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios. (credits: Essentially Sports, Tennis World)

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been out of the tennis court for like 8 months now and with every passing tournament, the Australian tennis star faces a major task of getting back to the court. While he also updated a few weeks ago that he is not fully hundred fit for playing on the court and is on course to make his return by next year, Kyrgios was seen at the TCLive show on Tennis Channel.

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With former tennis greats and pundits sitting alongside him, they were assessing the future position of the Australian and whether he would be able to play tennis with the same intensity. While he has a protected ranking of 21 assigned to him when he returns on the tour, he revealed how he still has a lot to offer to the sport stating his fire to succeed.

He also talked about how he was having the best time of his life last year beating the top players and also challenging for Grand Slam. He revealed that he would have been one of the contenders to challenge Novak Djokovic for the different tournaments had it not been for his long struggle with injuries. At last, Kyrgios concluded by saying that there are many hungry youngsters out there at the moment whom he has to battle it out with when get gets back.

Nick Kyrgios talks about his return

Nick Kyrgios had previously stated that he is still working hard to get himself game-ready for the Australian Open which starts next year in January.

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Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios looks devastated after losing a match. (credits: The Australian)

While he would love to take part in the tournament, he has revealed that he is focusing more on recovering fully and not rushing things as that can lead to many other injuries in the future.

He said:
It's quite a serious surgery where I just need to take my time. I need to be a bit patient. Just patience was the keyword really. Just being able to trust in the process of; OK, your left knee is not gonna feel brand new, but it's still more than capable of holding up in the Wimbledons and the Australian Opens. I just need to trust that and get it to a point where I feel confident again, just confidence in the body is a big thing.

While it would be an uphill task for Nick Kyrgios to beat his stellar 2022 season, one can never simply write off the Australian.

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