Nick Kyrgios to have final prepration for Australian Open in Adelaide

Kyrgios to have two tournaments leading up to the Australian Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios to have final prepration for Australian Open in Adelaide

Nick Kyrgios has signed up to compete at the Adelaide International 2 the week before the Australian Open. Kyrgios, 27, will kick off his 2023 season by representing Australia at the inaugural United Cup. After the United Cup, Kyrgios will go to Adelaide to feature in the event that is set to take place between 09-14 January.

Kyrgios is not the only big name that will be competing in Adelaide 2 as world No 8 Andrey Rublev has also been confirmed for the event. Adelaide 2 will feature more well-known names such as Pablo Carreno Busta, Roberto Bautista Agut and Karen Khachanov.

Kyrgios won't be lacking matches when he comes to the Australian Open

Kyrgios, who finished as runner-up at Wimbledon and also made the US Open quarterfinal, enters the 2023 season determined to win his first Grand Slam singles title.

Since Kyrgios is set to compete in two tournaments leading up to the Australian Open, he definitely won't be lacking matches and playing rhythm when he arrives to Melbourne Park. Last week, Kyrgios admitted to feeling pressure ahead of the Australian Open as he admits he knows the Australian community expects him to do well at Melbourne Park.

“I always believe that pressure is a privilege. In real life, there’s not much pressure to being a professional tennis player. We earn great money, we travel around the world with our favourite people. We get to see different people, different cultures.

In the scheme of things, that’s not pressure but I completely understand going on the match court with all this expectation that ‘Nick Kyrgios is legitimate chance to win a Grand Slam now’, there’s a lot of pressure there especially having the Australian Open and everyone in Australia expecting big things from me. It’s a lot to handle sometimes. Being in the spotlight is not easy," Kyrgios told Eurosport.

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