2020 will be the year of truth for Nick Kyrgios. Will he make some changes or he will end up in oblivion. Because at 25, the Australian continues to remain strong in a very effective and pleasant to watch tennis, but behavioral problems have always conditioned his career.
Let's be clear: a tennis player like Kyrgios is useful for the good of tennis, because we don't need ot only gentlemen, but also players capable of stirring up the crowds. The problem is that Kyrgios is doing it the wrong way, in a way that is conditioning his career.
In 2019 he had problems both in Rome and Cincinnati. In Rome he was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct during the match against Casper Ruud, in Cincinnati for insults and spitting at the chair umpire during the match against Daniil Medvedev.
Result: controversy and disqualifications, fines and many doubts about his real status. I consider Kyrgios a stronger tennis player than Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas from a technical and physical point of view. The problem lies in the mental approach to matches and, above all, on-the-court behavior.
2020 started with the good performances at the ATP Cup and with a back injury, but also with the moving cry for the victims of the fires that are destroying Australia. Perhaps this is the first step towards a more mature version.
In fact, Kyrgios must find that balance between performances, mental solidity and healthy but always pungent behavior. This is perhaps the most important season of his career, because the years pass and the time has yet to come for him. Meanwhile, he has helped Australia reach the quarter-finals at the ATP Cup.