Nick Kyrgios: I don’t want to play any more. I don’t even really love the sport

"I’m tired. I have had three surgeries now. I’m only 28 years old."

by Sead Dedovic
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Nick Kyrgios: I don’t want to play any more. I don’t even really love the sport
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On Jay Shetty's On Purpose podcast, Nick Kyrgios shared surprising insights into his plans. Kyrgios highlighted his current lack of motivation to play tennis due to past injuries. Despite this, he expressed a desire to persist in the sport, citing his commitment to supporting his family

“If it was up to me, I don’t really want to play any more, to be honest.

But I have to, almost. I have so much more to give,” Kyrgios said, as quoted by eurosport.com!
“I was so close [to winning Wimbledon in 2022] and I don’t even really love the sport, I’m only doing this because I love taking care of my family and my people”.

Although he is only 28 years old, Kyrgios has had many injuries in his career. He emphasized that he wakes up every morning with pain, which can be frustrating.
He continued: "I’m tired. I have had three surgeries now.

I’m only 28 years old, I always wanted to have a family and not be in pain. When I get up, I can’t walk without pain. It’s a tough gig."

Nick Kyrgios: I would hate to have another surgery

Kyrgios intends to remain in the tennis scene for the next two years before retiring from the sport.

He expresses dissatisfaction due to the persistent injuries that have followed him, particularly those requiring surgeries.

"I only want to play for about another one to two years, be at the top, and go down my own terms.
I would hate to have another surgery or anything like that.

I think I’ve still got the ability to have a good one to two years and then that’s it."

People recognize his career as impressive, but there's a sense that he might have achieved more. However, Kyrgios' injuries, personality, and other factors held him back from reaching even greater heights.

"I think I’ll be at peace with everything I’ve achieved and I’m going to have to just say to everyone out there who wants me to play more, ‘you’re just going to have to be OK with me not playing any more’."

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