Nick Kyrgios admits that a lot of factors need to fall into place for him to have a successful return to professional tennis after being away for over a year.
Although the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up claims to be eager for a comeback, Kyrgios is currently without a ranking due to being out of action since September of last year due to knee and wrist injuries.
After undergoing knee surgery in January, the former No. 13 player in the world had to cancel his return at Wimbledon due to a torn ligament in his right wrist.
Last week, he stated that it would take about a month before he could take off the splint on his serving forearm. His honest admission on Thursday about needing luck will greatly disappoint his fans.
Kyrgios expressed positivity about his chances at the ATP Finals in Italy and mentioned Alexander Zverev, a former world No 2 who has returned to the top 10 after recovering from a broken ankle suffered at last year’s French Open.
Kyrgios explained to the Tennis Channel that certain factors need to come together in order for things to work out.
Zverev is known for his strong work ethic. He possesses all the necessary qualities and his ability to recover from an injury like that is a source of inspiration for me.
In addition to making it to his first grand slam final at the All England Club, Kyrgios also progressed to the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time in the previous year.
The 28-year-old expressed that his impressive 2022 season was the main motivation for him to strive for a triumphant comeback.
“Kyrgios expressed his eagerness to return to the court after an incredible year last year.”
“I am working hard to return to the court as soon as possible. Dealing with injuries is a daily challenge, but I am dedicated to my rehabilitation and gym routine. Being able to attend and watch the upcoming match between Zverev and Daniil Medvedev only fuels my determination to get back out there.”