Nick Kyrgios shares injury update, makes deeply honest revelation after fan question

Kyrgios hasn't played since last June due to his ongoing wrist injury.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Nick Kyrgios shares injury update, makes deeply honest revelation after fan question
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Nick Kyrgios has shared a very positive injury update as the Australian reveals he is seeing a daily improvement in his wrist but underlines that he will remain patient and return only when he feels fully healthy and ready to do so. 

Kyrgios, who will be turning 29 in April, has appeared in just one tournament since his career-best season in 2022. After missing the first half of the 2023 season due to knee surgery, Kyrgios contracted a wrist injury just after starting his comeback in Stuttgart and June. 

After confirming in early December that he would play at the Australian Open, Kyrgios worked as a commentator at Melbourne Park, where he revealed that he was targeting to return around Wimbledon or the US Open.

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Now, Kyrgios issued a fresh injury update during a Q&A session on Instagram.

"Honestly I'm seeing improvement every day with my wrist and I'm in the middle of getting back to playing shape. I will be back. I'm not sure the exact time frame, l will be cautious and take my time. We know what happens when I'm healthy," Kyrgios wrote.

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Kyrgios confesses when he started to think he could make it as a tennis pro

Kyrgios, the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up, made one very interesting revelation during his Q&A session after a fan asked him if he even expected to make it in pro tennis in his early tennis days. 

"Honestly I didn't even think about it. I was grinding out 3-4 hour days from the age of 10. My parents knew l had the gift. But I definitely didn't have a 'normal' childhood, l sacrificed a lot. Not until about 17 l thought about playing against the greats. The rest is history," Kyrgios revealed.

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Nick Kyrgios answer© Nick Kyrgios - Instagram
 

Early in his career, Kyrgios famously stunned Rafael Nadal at 2014 Wimbledon and also upset Roger Federer in a thriller at the 2015 Madrid Masters before also beating Novak Djokovic twice in 2017. Today, Kyrgios is a Grand Slam finalist - has eight titles in his collection - and has been ranked as high as No. 13 in the world. 

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