Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is focused on what he can control as he awaits positive news after his case is heard at a magistrates court in Canberra. On Tuesday, Kyrgios is scheduled for a court hearing for alleged common assault.
Kyrgios, 27, was accused of allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari. Kyrgios, who is competing this week at the ATP 500 in Tokyo, will not attend the court hearing, as he will be represented by his lawyers. "I can't control much and I'm taking all the measures and dealing with it off the court.
I can only do what I can and I'm here in Tokyo trying to play good tennis, continue that momentum and try to do my job. , which is playing tennis and playing it well. That's it," Kyrgios said. After being runner-up in the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios hoped to go all the way at the US Open.
In New York, Kyrgios was playing very well and even knocked out top seed Daniil Medvedev in the round of 16. After beating Medvedev, Kyrgios was the top favorite to win the US Open. He then suffered a heartbreaking and devastating five-set loss to Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals.
Kyrgios did not win his first Grand Slam title this year, but he showed that he can make a deep Grand Slam run. "I thought the US Open was a great opportunity. Obviously that hurt me a lot, because I definitely thought I was the favorite after beating (Daniil) Medvedev.
Now I just have to wait until the Australian Open, but I want to keep my form, the way I'm playing, I want to continue like this. I'm doing all the right things, so I think I can win a Grand Slam for sure," Kyrgios said.
Kyrgios can win a Grand Slam
Nick Kyrgios expressed that he often gets angry on the court during challenging situations because he has high expectations of himself and because there are "millions of dollars at stake." "Because my whole life I've been ice cold under it, so I expect better from myself.
Also because there is millions of dollars at stake. Do you know what that feels like?" Kyrgios said, responding to a fan who asked him why he expresses anger in pressure situations during matches. On the tennis front, Kyrgios last played at the Japan Open last week. He withdrew ahead of his quarterfinal against Taylor Fritz due to a knee injury.