Nick Kyrgios’ tennis activity from 2020 onwards was declining more and more. The pandemic and depression were two strong points for which the Australian only played four tournaments last season (ATP Cup, Australian Open, Delray Beach, and Acapulco).
When Covid-19 began to spread, Nick decided to take care of himself and protect himself in his country, this being one of the most affected: “Dear tennis, let’s breathe for a moment and remember what is important: Health and safety. We can restructure our sport. and the economy of it, but we can never get back the lives that were lost“, commented the current 95 of the ATP ranking before the rules of that time that made the activity of this sport resume.
“I felt that nobody wanted me as a person, they just wanted to use me as a tennis player. A lot of people put pressure on me and I did it on myself. I lost the joy of playing and it got out of hand“, declared Kyrgios in a season with more unknowns than answers.
The pandemic and the virus gradually faded and tennis returned to normal. 2021 seemed to bring new airs for a tennis player who spent almost a year without stepping on a tournament. But not everything was rosy.
The Australian returned to the circuit in front of his audience, playing the Melbourne tournament and the Australian Open where, despite not having had much preparation, he provided the usual spectacle to those present in the stadium.
After four months of inactivity, the Bad boy resumed the circuit in Wimbledon with good results and an injury to Felix Auger-Aliassime that forced him to leave. After this, they came Atlanta Open, the Washington tournament, the Canadian Masters, the US Open and the Laver Cup.
Everything seemed well under way until the news he released after his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas: “This is my last event of the year. I need to go home. I have been traveling for four and a half months. My mother is not very well with her health and I would like to see her again“.
In this way, the Australian closes a year with a balance of 7 wins and the same number of losses, highlighting wins against Kevin Anderson and Ugo Humbert on two occasions.