'It's no secret that Nick Kyrgios loves...', says expert

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'It's no secret that Nick Kyrgios loves...', says expert

2022 has been a year full of twists and turns. The season didn't start in the best way, given the very thorny Djokovic case who held court before the Australian Open. The Serbian champion had to miss the Happy Slam and the US Open due to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, as well as having suffered serious image damage.

His eternal rival Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, proving once again that he is a living legend. Nole narrowed the gap in the all-time Grand Slam rankings by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row, the seventh overall.

The 35-year-old from Belgrade will try to hook Nadal already at the 2023 Australian Open, the three-year ban weighing on his head having been lifted. Among the protagonists of 2022, it is impossible not to mention Carlos Alcaraz and Nick Kyrgios.

The Spaniard won the US Open becoming the youngest number 1 in the history of men's tennis, while the Australian reached the final at Wimbledon.

Sam Stosur on Nick Kyrgios

Samantha Stosur, an Australian tennis player, will co-captain her country with Lleyton Hewitt in the next United Cup.

The Brisbane player commented to The Age how she sees her team facing the mixed competition: "It's no secret that Nick Kyrgios loves being on a team and in a team competition I'm sure you'll like this as it's about an Australian team in Australia earlier in the year you'll be raring to go and ready to go When the team is playing , we hope that everyone will support each other and do their best, both from the bench and on the court." Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley is among those rooting for the Aussie tennis superstar's success next month and feels Kyrgios needs to be happy.

"We would love to see Nick do well. For us, it's just day-by-day and him staying healthy, enjoying the competition," Tiley said, according to ABC News. "I believe if Nick comes out and has some fun while he's doing it, and has an opportunity to play his best tennis, that would be great," he added.

"Reaching the Wimbledon final [and] having the year that he had is a significant achievement," Tiley expressed. Nick Kyrgios revealed that he was gearing up for an exhausting few weeks heading up to the Australian Open. "Probably not.

I’m kind of gearing for an exhausting couple of weeks to be honest. But I’ve just got to internalise it and just think to myself it’s just another tournament. Obviously, it’s a lot more than just a tournament for a lot of other people around me," he said.

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