Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed that he feeling "enormous pressure" at the Australian Open and added that the French Open is the "worst Grand Slam" and that it should be removed from the calendar."
Kyrgios, 26, achieved his best Australian Open result in 2015, when he made the quarterfinal before losing to Andy Murray. Kyrgios taking negatively about the French Open shouldn't come as a surprise since he hasn't played at the event since 2017.
Also, Kyrgios absolutely loves Wimbledon and he believes that's the most prestigious tournament in tenis. "At the Australian Open, the pressure is enormous. Everyone expects so much from you," Kyrgios said during his appearance on the "No Boundaries Podcast", as revealed on L'Equipe.
"Roland Garros should be taken off the calendar altogether. It's the worst (expletive) Grand Slam I've ever seen. "Me, I love Wimbledon. Even people who don't follow tennis know about this tour."
Kyrgios hinted at an early retirement
Kyrgios hasn't played much this year as well as his last tournament of the season came at the Laver Cup.
At the Laver Cup, Kyrgios hinted he could soon walk away from the game. "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 said 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."