Fatigued Nick Kyrgios expresses his desire to retire from the sport of tennis.

Nick Kyrgios expressed his reluctance to continue playing tennis amidst doubts about his ability to recover from serious knee and wrist injuries. Despite being “exhausted” from the demands of the tour, Kyrgios remains determined to make a comeback and retire on his own terms. He admitted that if given the choice, he would prefer not to play anymore. The 28-year-old has undergone three surgeries and struggles with daily pain, leading him to question his future in the sport. Kyrgios also revealed that if he could go back in time, he would never have picked up a racket.

Last week, Kyrgios officially withdrew from the Australian Open after losing his only competitive match of 2023. He plans to participate in commentary at Melbourne Park but has set his sights on returning to the court in 2024 with a protected ranking. However, he intends to play for only one to two more years before retiring. Despite the expectations of others, Kyrgios emphasized that he wants everyone to accept his decision to potentially end his career.

Kyrgios has faced several challenges with injuries, including knee surgery in January and wrist ligament tear in October. Australian tennis legend John Newcombe acknowledged the difficult road ahead for Kyrgios, but still sees potential in his game if he can recover from his wrist injury.

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