Townsville Bulletin

Kyrgios drops retirement bombshell


NICK Kyrgios has hinted his time on the tour might be coming to an abrupt end after a straight sets defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Laver Cup.

Not for the first time, the Australian cast doubt over how much longer he would remain in the sport as time away from home remains an issue.

Kyrgios also revealed he wanted to be back in Australia to be with his mum who is unwell.

“This is my probably my last

Laver Cup,” the 26-year-old said. “I don’t know how much longer I will be in tennis.

“This is my last event of the year. I will get my body right ahead of the Aus Open.

“As long as I’m on the court, I will try and give my best, but I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to plan to play four or five more years on tour.

“My mum is not doing too well with her health. I’d like to go back and see her.”

The 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Tsitsipas was Kyrgios’s fifth straight singles loss with his world ranking slipping to 95th.

Meanwhile, newly-crowned US Open champion Daniil Medvedev cruised past Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-0 as Team Europe continued its march towards a fourth straight title.

Medvedev’s win over Team World’s Shapovalov earned two points and gave the Europeans a whopping 11-1 overall lead.

 ?? ?? Nick Kyrgios at the Laver Cup in Boston.
Nick Kyrgios at the Laver Cup in Boston.

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