Nick Kyrgios tennis activity from 2020 onwards started to decline further and further. The pandemic and depression were strong points in which the Australian played only four tournaments last season (ATP Cup, Australian Open, Delray Beach, Acapulco).
When Covid-19 started spreading, Nick decided to take care of himself and protect himself in his country, and this was one of those affected most: “Dear tennis, let’s breathe for a moment and remember what is important: health and safety. We can restructure our sport and its economy, but We can never get back the lives we lost”, he commented on the current 95th ATP rankings before the rules of that time that made the activity of the sport resume.
“I felt like no one wanted me as a person, they just wanted to use me as a tennis player. Lots of people pressured me and I did it to myself. I’ve lost the fun of playing and it’s out of control‘,” Kyrgios announced in an anonymous season of Over Answers.
The epidemic and virus gradually faded away and tennis is back to normal. 2021 seemed to bring a new vibe to the tennis player who had spent nearly a year without ever stepping into the tournament. But it wasn’t all rosy.
The Australian returned to the ring in front of his fans, where he played the Melbourne Championships and the Australian Open, where he provided the usual spectacle for those in attendance on the field, despite not being much prepared.
After four months of inactivity, naughty boy The circuit resumed in Wimbledon With good results and injury Felix Auger-Aliassime Which forced him to leave. After this they came Atlanta Open, Washington Championship, Canadian Masters Championship, US Open, Laver Cup.
Everything seemed fine until the news broke after his meeting with 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 doing well with her health and I would like to see her again“.
In this way, the Australian closes out a year with 7 wins and the same number of losses, highlighting victories against Kevin Anderson and Ugo Humbert on two occasions.