Nick Kyrgios lands gig at 2024 Australian Open

Kyrgios maybe won't compete at Melbourne Park but he will still have a role at the 2024 Australian Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios lands gig at 2024 Australian Open
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Nick Kyrgios has landed himself a gig for this year's Australian Open as the Australian tennis star is set to work as an analyst for Eurosport.

Kyrgios, 28, announced in December that he would not be able to compete at this year's Australian Open due to his ongoing wrist injury. Still, 2022 Wimbledon finalist Kyrgios will be at Melbourne Park this year as a part of Eurosport's Australian Open coverage crew. 

In November, Kyrgios made his debut in the booth, having worked for Tennis Channel during the ATP Finals in Turin. In his broadcast debut, Kyrgios offered some interesting perspectives and expertise. Overall, the general belief was that Kyrgios did really well in his work for Tennis Channel. 

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Now, Kyrgios is set for another work in tennis broadcast. Eurosport, which has been covering and broadcasting the Australian Open for nearly three decades, is thrilled to have Kyrgios on the board for the opening Grand Slam of the new season.

"We’re particularly excited to welcome Nick Kyrgios to our English language commentary team this year and know fans will benefit from his unique perspectives and closeness to the current crop of champions and competitors taking to the court this year," Eurosport said in a statement.

Eurosport hires Kyrgios after his Australian Open withdrawal

During his ATP Finals gig, Kyrgios indicated on Tennis Channel that there was a strong chance he would not be ready for the Australian Open. On December 8th - more than a month before the start of the Australian Open - Kyrgios confirmed that he would be skipping the Australian Open in back-to-back years. 

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Nick Kyrgios © Getty Images Sport - Darrian Traynor

Before Kyrgios announced his withdrawal from the opening Grand Slam of the season, Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said he would like to have the 2022 Wimbledon finalist in at least some capacity at Melbourne Park. Now that Eurosport added Kyrgios to their crew for the 2024 Australian Open, Kyrgios is guaranteed to be at Melbourne Park. 

After impressing on Tennis Channel two months ago, Kyrgios will certainly do his best to also do a great job for Eurosport.

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