Kyr­gios: Zero chance I’ll be play­ing ten­nis aged 30

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Nick Kyr­gios may be one of the top 20 play­ers in the world, but the Aus­tralian is far from in love with the sport. In fact the 21-year-old is al­ready think­ing of when he will walk away from ten­nis. “There is zero chance that Nick Kyr­gios will be play­ing ten­nis when he’s 30-years-old,” Kyr­gios told The Times. “There’s ab­so­lutely no chance. I don’t know how long my ca­reer will be but God help me if I am play­ing ten­nis at 30. “There are so many more things to this world than ten­nis for me. Not ten­nis at 30.” Kyr­gios, who yes­ter­day beat Marco Cecchi­nato in straight sets at Roland Gar­ros, also said that he would have pre­ferred to pur­sue his first pas­sion - basketball. He added: “When I was 14 I had to pick. My par­ents were pretty strong push­ing me into ten­nis. “They prob­a­bly thought it was eas­ier to make it in ten­nis. I def­i­nitely liked basketball a lot bet­ter. But it didn’t work out too badly, I guess.”

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