Nick Kyrgios will retire if he wins the Australian Open this month
Nick Kyrgios reiterates his bold retirement plans as the 27-year-old Australian star admits he’s struggling to keep up with the ‘tough lifestyle’ to get to the top: ‘I just want to eat what I want .”
- Nick Kyrgios has again insisted he is considering resigning
- The 27-year-old is one of the favorites to win the Australian Open this year
- However, Kyrgios says he will walk away from tennis if he wins a Grand Slam
- The Australian says he wants to “eat what I want” and avoid the “addiction”.
Nick Kyrgios has once again insisted the finish line is in sight as the 27-year-old reiterated his plans to retire from tennis in the near future.
Kyrgios announced last year that a Grand Slam triumph would be enough for him to retire from the sport, echoing the notion after his charity show match with Novak Djokovic.
The Canberra-born star admitted he struggles to commit to the “dedication” it takes to play at the highest level.
Nick Kyrgios has reiterated his bold plans to retire from tennis despite being just 27 years old
The Canberra-born star is one of the favorites to win the Australian Open this summer
“100 percent,” said Kyrgios after showing a show with Djokovic.
“It’s a lot of training, a lot of work, and I just want to be able to eat what I want, drink what I want.
“It’s a tough lifestyle. The dedication these guys show… I did a little bit of that last year to show the world I’m still one of the best.
“But I will try to do it this year and hopefully I can do it, but it will be difficult.”
Kyrgios reached the Wimbledon final last year, losing to Djokovic at the All England Club. Before the Australian Open, the 27-year-old emphasized that he was one of the best players in the world.
However, he admits he’s struggling to keep up with the “dedication” it takes to get to the top
“I’m one of the best players in the world, so I’ll definitely go into the Australian Open, any tournament, with confidence,” said the Australian number one after training at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
“It’s a bit different this time as I’m one of the favourites. Normally I’m a dark horse guy but now obviously after the year I’ve had I’m one of the favorites so it’s something new for me too.
“This is the first time I’ve really gotten into a slam feeling like I’m one of the guys who can really take the trophy and knock on the door. I don’t know how I’ll feel when I get out of this.
“Usually I have nothing to lose and I’m just putting on a show, but I have to try to really find that balance. Fortnight to win any of these things isn’t easy. Obviously I’m capable, but so many other people are capable too.’
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