Nick Kyrgios: It's hard for me, my parents are sick; mom is in the hospital
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Nick Kyrgios is in great shape and seems to be showing his full potential only now. After winning against Medvedev and De Minaur, he will play in the quarterfinals against Hurkacz. However, what worries many is his current mental state.
Namely, Kyrgios revealed that his parents are sick. His mother is in the hospital, while his father is also ill. Also, his brother had a baby and it's not easy for him. Kyrgios is sad because he cannot return to Australia. “It’s hard because even travelling now, my mom is in hospital at the moment, my dad hasn’t been very well, my brother just had a baby and I don’t get to be there with my family when normal people would like to be with them." he said as quoted by tennis365 Kyrgios reiterated that most fans only see his outbursts of anger and smashing rackets.
There is another side that Kyrgios has rarely shown, but lately, he has been speaking openly about his mental health and depression. ‘It’s hard being from Australia because we can’t travel back and forth.
There’s a lot of things people don’t see. They only see me winning, losing, throwing a racket, doing those things. They don’t really understand the challenges that I face or what people on tour face, what’s going on in their personal lives”.
Nick is sometimes tired of everyday life, which includes training, proper nutrition, and constant travel. After all, it's a sport and he's already used to it. What he is missing are his parents, whom he hopes to see soon. “These days are starting to blend into one another,” he said.
“I’m just kind of playing the game, physio, eat, sleep, play. It’s tiring, but that’s the sport. I am missing home a little bit, I’m not going to lie. “I’ve got my mom and my dad, I haven’t seen [them] in about three months.
So I’m missing home but at the same time I know that it’s only a couple of tournaments before I go [back]”.
Nick Kyrgios and depression
A few months ago, Kyrgios spoke openly about the problems with depression that he had in 2019.
“Most would assume I was doing OK mentally or enjoying my life ... it was one of my darkest periods,” Kyrgios wrote on Instagram “If you look closely, on my right arm you can see my self harm. I was having suicidal thoughts and was literally struggling to get out of bed, let alone play in front of millions.
“I was lonely, depressed, negative, abusing alcohol, drugs, pushed away family and friends. I felt as if I couldn’t talk or trust anyone. This was a result of not opening up and refusing to lean on my loved ones and simply just push myself little by little to be positive.
“I know that day to day life can seem extremely exhausting, impossible at times. I understand that you feel if you open up it may make you feel weak, or scared. I’m telling you right now, it’s OK, you are not alone.
“I’ve been through those times when it seemed as if those positive energetic vibes were never ever going to be reality”.