Nick Kyrgios' manager Daniel Horsfall has shut down retirement rumors that have been surrounding the Australian tennis star over the last couple of days. Kyrgios, 28, was a guest on Jay Shetty's podcast, where he said that he "does not want to play tennis anymore." After that statement, Kyrgios also indicated that he would be around for maybe only one to two more years.
Kyrgios' comments on the podcast led to some wondering if the 28-year-old Australian could possibly be ending his career in the next couple of months or after the 2024 season. "I think that clip was from the Jay Shetty podcast.
Nick got really open and emotional with Jay, and I guess he visited some past demons. But for sure, all those things that he said like exhaustion, injuries or surgeries. It's all true. But, you know, he's going to soldier on, he feels like he's got a lot more to give," Horsfall told The Daily Mail.
The comments Kyrgios made on the podcast
Kyrgios, who appeared in just one tournament in 2023 due to knee and wrist surgeries, admitted that he is "tired" and "exhausted" of certain things. “If it was up to me… I don’t really want to play anymore, to be honest.
But I have to, almost. I have so much more to give. I’m exhausted. I’m tired. I’ve had three surgeries now. I’m only 28 years old. I always wanted to be able to have a family and not be in pain. When I get up, I can’t walk without pain… Even if I won [Wimbledon], people would be like, 'Now do it again.’ That's the rat-race of life.
How much is enough? I'm very content with my life, I have more than enough to enjoy," Kyrgios said On Purpose with Jay Shetty. Kyrgios, who played his only tournament of 2023 in June in Stuttgart, confirmed last week that he won't be ready for the 2024 Australian Open. It remains to be seen when Kyrgios will be ready to kick off his 2024 season.