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'We Need Nick Kyrgios Back, He's A Loss To Sport': High-profile Australian Tennis Coach

The legendary tennis coach makes a huge statement about Nick Kyrgios as the Australian tennis icon faced a major career set-back in 2023 due to several injuries

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Aryan Suraj
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Nick Kyrgios in action, (Image: AP)

Former Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios will be looking to make the most of the upcoming tournaments next year. The experienced Australian star had a year to forget after facing injuries and failing to participate in the majors. Novak Djokovic was the key icon of the tennis season in 2023, winning three out of four Slams.

3 things you need to know 

  • Nick Kyrgios went through arthroscopic surgery on his knee 
  • Kyrgios has been on the sidelines since the beginning of the year
  • Kyrgios hopes to come back stronger than ever 

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Darren Cahill makes a huge statement about Nick Kyrgios

Recently, tennis coach Darren Cahill shared his thoughts on Nick Kyrgios, emphasising the Australian player's unrelenting desire for achievement and unwavering dedication to winning. Kyrgios encountered many difficulties throughout the 2023 season. He had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at the beginning of the year, which kept him out of all four Grand Slam competitions. Due to knee and foot issues, he was unable to compete in the Australian Open and the French Open.

At the Stuttgart Open, the 28-year-old athlete finally made his much-anticipated comeback. Sadly, his recovery was short-lived because he lost to Wu Yibing by a score of 7-5, 6-3 in his opening encounter. He regrettably had to withdraw from the Halle Open the following week due to yet another injury setback. An injury to his wrist ended Kyrgios' chances of participation in the Wimbledon Championships, and as a result, he withdrew from the US Open as well. Talking on the Advantage Connors' podcast,  Darren Cahill said: 

You feel like he doesn’t care. In fact he looks like he cares too much because he ends up blowing up with his box – his coaching box throughout the course of a match because he really wants to win and he receives that support from his coaching box,

The tennis coach hopes Nick Kyrgios will return to his best soon 

We need him back. It's you know the game is bigger than any one player of course but certainly he’s a loss to the sport at the moment and if he’s playing well and physically feeling good he brings a lot to every tournament he plays. So I’m just wishing him the best. I hope he gets healthy and we hope to see him back really soon,

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Darren Cahill, the former mentor of tennis great Andre Agassi, spoke with Jimmy Connors and his son Brett about Kyrgios' tremendous drive to succeed. Despite his outward appearance, Kyrgios clearly cares a great deal about the game, according to Cahill. His impassioned reactions to his coaching staff during games are evidence of this enthusiasm, as he longs for their encouragement and, ultimately, victory.