Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to planning his schedule smartly this time around, focusing a bit more on his mental health to help him rise up the rankings again. "I just feel like I've found out what works for me," Kyrgios said.
"Long schedules away from home, playing unnecessary events and focusing on things that don't matter to me personally is what drained me this year.” "I was in some dark places this year, that's for sure.
When I was on the road, I was in some very dark places,” he added. "I know I've got to keep my schedule lighter, play the events I want to play and just put my focus on the [NK Foundation], when I think that I only get good vibes.
At the end of the day, that's what it's about and if I can make a difference, then great." He was also really thankful for the recognition he received for his work with the NK Foundation. "Just to be nominated with all the great athletes Canberra has, and to just be a part of a night like this, is great.
Every athlete in the room deserves an award," Kyrgios said. "To be recognised for hard work this year, I think I've done more off the court and it's probably been a busier year for me, so it's pretty special to be here and be nominated,” he added.
"I'm seeing psychologists now trying to get my mental health right, but I just think as a person I've grown. Having my foundation underway now is pretty special and I'm really going to shift a lot of my focus on to that.” "I had to sit down and think about what made me happy and seeing kids that don't have opportunities to play sport, and giving them the opportunity to do that, that was where I found I was at my most happiest.
Way more than when I'm on court." ALSO READ Ashleigh Barty: There is still leaps and bounds to improve on