As the Australian player Nick Kyrgios decided to pull out of the forthcoming US Open, the tennis world was rife with rumours. Fans wondered if he was about to retire for he had already opted out of the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon owing to injury problems.

The rumours were given credence by Kyrgios’ own statements that he would quit young. But he will be missed.

“Nick Kyrgios, a 2022 quarterfinalist, is out of this year’s US Open. Hope to see you back on the court soon, Nick!” an article from sportskeeda.com shared.

When Kyrgios consistently faltered at major events, a fan tweeted: “Darn. I was looking forward to watching him verbally abuse his player box and then not win the championship.” an article from sportskeeda.com mentioned.

“Playing until 33 is insane; I’m not playing until 33,” said Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios recently made some unexpected comments about perhaps retiring early from the tennis scene, which caught everyone off guard. In July, Kyrgios chatted openly with teammates Frances Tiafoe and Jeremy Chardy on the sidelines of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown competition.

What resonated with people was Kyrgios’ frank discussion of the taxing demands of the tennis circuit together and his lifestyle. 

Nick said, “Bro, the sport’s crazy. The schedule is out of control. Just old bro! I’m getting old. 28. Yeah. But all the drinking and partying, I’m like 57.” Kyrgios responded to Chardy’s suggestion that he might continue playing tennis for another five years by saying, “No way. Bro, there’s no chance I’m playing until 33. Kyrgios playing until 33 is insane! I’m not playing until 33. Nah, I promise you, when I’m gone, you’ll never see me again,” an article from sportskeeda.com shared.

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