The dismissal of Nick Kyrgios from the ATP 500 in Japan is causing controversy. But the player has no doubts: “It was the best option, I still have a couple of tournaments between now and the end of the season and I want to get there as well as possible.
Nick Kyrgios explains his departure from Tokyo Nick Kyrgios left the tournament in Tokyo, where he was undoubtedly the most anticipated player. In the singles quarterfinals, against American Fritz, the Australian was also the number one seed in the doubles, reaching the semifinals with Kokkinakis against McDonald and Melo.
A sure star who, however, decided to step aside at the climax. It was not an easy farewell for the organization, especially after the early elimination in the first round of Casper Ruud, one of the players of the moment after the US Open final and number 1 seed in the Rising Sun event.
But Kyrgios, speaking to the press, had no doubts about the soundness of the decision: “It’s the best option for my physique, I have to be smart. After warming up a bit with Thanasi this morning I felt it was better to stop.
I still have a couple of tournaments left between now and the end of the season and I want to get there as well as possible.” The current number 20 in the world has a record of 35 wins and 10 losses in this 2022 that took him to the Wimbledon final, and after three years he has returned to triumph in singles where he had smiled for the last time, in Washington.
Kyrgios, who is also being courted by the Naples 250 Tournament in the absence of Nole Djokovic, is expected to return to the courts at two more events. In Basel, ATP 500, and in Paris Bercy.
Lapierre on Kyrgios and Wawrinka
The fallout between Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka is not a hidden secret within the tennis world.
“Stan Wawrinka hadn’t heard, but Kyrgios’ comments were on TV because of the microphones on the pitch,” Eugene Lapierre told Journal de Quebec, according to TVA Sports. “In a press conference, a journalist informed him of what had been said.
Wawrinka was furious! It’s like he just lost face in front of everyone. He quickly went down to the locker room, where Nick Kyrgios was still. They had to be separated, because it risked degenerating quickly,” he added.