Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has confirmed that he will not continue playing tennis beyond the age of 33. The 28-year-old athlete, known for his talent on the court as well as his history of drinking and partying, expressed concerns about the physical demands of the game.
Kyrgios had to miss Wimbledon 2023 due to an injury and, unfortunately, he only participated in one warm-up game at the Stuttgart Open in the entire 2023 season before withdrawing from the tournament.
When asked if he would consider playing as long as tennis legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, Kyrgios emphatically responded that there was no chance of that happening. He stated that he does not see himself playing until 33 and has no plans to continue his tennis career after he retires. Kyrgios believes that the rigorous schedule of professional tennis, combined with his lifestyle choices, is taking a toll on him, making him feel much older than his actual age.
Last year, after reaching the Wimbledon 2022 final and losing to Djokovic, Kyrgios openly admitted his affinity for drinking and partying. He even confessed to consuming up to 17 shots of alcohol in a single night and experiencing significant physical repercussions as a result.
Interestingly, Kyrgios revealed that he would retire if he were to win a Major singles title. He acknowledged the tremendous dedication and hard work required to maintain a successful tennis career, and he expressed his desire to eventually lead a more relaxed lifestyle without the constraints of professional sports.
Despite being recognized as one of the most talented players in tennis and always bringing something new to the game, Kyrgios has gained notoriety for his bad temper and frequently making headlines for reasons unrelated to tennis.