Six-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios has revealed that the Laver Cup is his final event of the year as he wants to return home and be with his mother who is dealing with some health issues. Kyrgios, a former world No. 13, is a huge fan of the Laver Cup format and he has taken part in each of the four tournaments editions.
On Saturday, Kyrgios lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas before he and John Isner fell short to Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev. "Definitely this is my last event of the year,” Kyrgios revealed to reporters, per Tennishead.
“I need to go back home. I have been travelling for four and a half months now. My mum is not doing too well with her health. I’d like to go back and see her. “Obviously, I’ll get my body right and I’ll start my pre-season, spend time with my family for the Australian Open (in January) and go from there.
I will reassess”.
Kyrgios hinted at an early retirement
Kyrgios, 26, insists he is proud of what he has achieved in the game and he can't guarantee that he will be around for four or five more years. “I feel like I’m not one of those players now that’s going to go hunting for points or hunting for accolades or anything like that,” Kyrgios added at the Laver Cup.
“I feel like I have nothing left to prove to myself. I’m incredibly proud of what I have achieved. “Where I go from here, everything’s a bonus. I’m playing Laver Cup again, and I’m not going to lie, I think this is my last year I will probably play Laver Cup.
“As long as I’m on the court, I will try and give my best, but I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to plan to play four or five more years on tour. That’s just not me”.