Energetic superstar Nick Kyrgios is already burning out. Just 20, the Australian phenom is feeling the grind of the pro circuit.
Battling an illness after an elbow problem last month, Kyrgios lost in just 49 minutes to Stan Wawrinka at Queen’s on Tuesday, and afterward he hinted at taking a break before Wimbledon.
“I have been sick for the last week,” Kyrgios said.
“Probably going to stay in my house for a couple of days and sleep, play computer games and chill out,” said Kyrgios. “Not think about tennis, turn off all tennis channels, delete my ATP app, and just not think about tennis for a week or so.”
Kyrgios, who rents a house in London, isn’t too worried about his Wimbledon quarterfinal defense.
“I feel confident still,” he said. “I know that I could do some good things there, and I know that I don’t necessarily need too many matches before Grand Slams. Australian Open, as well. I had one match going in there.
I don’t know. I just need to chill out for a couple of days, I guess. I’m pretty tired.”
Wawrinka, though, wasn’t totally buying the Aussie’s act.
“When I read his interview, it’s always funny, a lot of things you can take,” Stan said. “When I read before the match he was ready, excited for the challenge, and now he was sick. So I’m just saying he’s saying a lot of things, and I think it’s always interesting as a player to read what he’s saying and how his mind working.
“He’s really talented player,” he said. “He is the future of tennis.”
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