Is Nick Kyrgios Still the Next Big Thing?

After six weeks out with an elbow injury, Nick Kyrgios has made a solid return to the ATP tour. The World No. 24 reached the fourth round at the Miami Open and the quarter finals in Houston last week.

It seems like the talented yet divisive Australian has been around forever, but Boris Becker recently pointed out that he is still just 22 years of age. Big things were expected of Kyrgios after he shocked the world with a stunning victory over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014.

Expectations were so high that fans now tend to view him as a bit of an under-achiever. It would be harsh to say that he hasn’t lived up to the hype, however, given everything that he has achieved at such a young age.

The fact that he is still yet to seriously challenge for a Major has frustrated fans and experts who had earmarked him as the future of the sport. His knack for attracting negative publicity hasn’t helped him either. A string of code violations, unsportsmanlike behaviour, tanking and run-ins with other players quickly turned Kyrgios into the media’s go to “bad boy”.

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One thought on “Is Nick Kyrgios Still the Next Big Thing?

  1. Hi Ciaran. Loved this article. Started off like most thinking he’s a gobshite but article gave me reason to re evaluate. Still think he needs to grow up and do the work but enjoyed reading about his journey so far xx

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