Kyrgios in a happier head space
REGARDLESS of the outcome of a first-round Australian Open blockbuster with Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios is confident he is on the path to mental happiness — and elevation into the sport’s top 10.
The mercurial Canberran believes he is much healthier — physically and mentally — after a decent break while working with psychologists to cope better with pressure.
“I really don’t want to touch too much on it — pretty personal stuff that happened last year,” he said.
“I was in some really bad places.
“Right now I feel like I’m in a good spot mentally. People are going to think, ‘You drew Raonic, it’s a bad draw.’ I don’t care.
“I’m healthy, happy. Whatever happens happens.”
Unseeded at a grand slam for the first time in four seasons, Kyrgios remains an untapped talent but, after the upheavals and ranking slide of 2018, he has new- found perspective.
“Realistically one day it’s going to end for me, this sport,” Kyrgios said. “I’m just going to enjoy the moment. I’m not going to worry about anything. If I win, I win. If I lose, I lose.”