Nick Kyrgios has only played two tournaments and six matches in the last twelve months – the Australian Open and the associated preparatory tournament in Melbourne.
The Australian did without the rest of the tournament calendar due to the corona pandemic and instead spent time at home with his family and friends.
But now the 26-year-old has recharged his batteries and is aiming for a return to the tour. As he revealed to the “Daily Telegraph”, he will serve again for the first time at the ATP tournament in Mallorca (June 20-26). Then the grass season with the highlight Wimbledon is on the program.
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The fans can also expect the usual Kyrgios show. The world number 56. stressed that he will not change and will not care what others say about him.
Kyrgios proud of Rodman comparison
That’s why he is proud of the comparison that NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo had made. The two-time MVP had called Kyrgios the “Dennis Rodman of tennis“.
“If I died tomorrow, I would sign it anytime to be remembered as the Dennis Rodman of the sport,” said Kyrgios, adding, “When I think of Rodman, the first thing I think of is someone who is completely comfortable with him who played the game the way he wanted and who didn’t really care what others thought. “
Kyrgios continued: “That’s how I feel about my tennis career too.”
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