After more than a year away from professional tennis, Nick Kyrgios is setting his sights on a comeback, acknowledging that “the stars have to align a little bit” for a successful return. The 2022 Wimbledon finalist, currently unranked due to knee and wrist issues that kept him sidelined since September last year, remains hungry for competition. Kyrgios underwent knee surgery in January and faced another setback at Wimbledon when a torn ligament in his right wrist derailed his comeback plans. Despite the challenges, Kyrgios draws inspiration from Alexander Zverev’s remarkable journey back to the top 10 after a severe ankle injury at last year’s French Open. Optimistic about his return, Kyrgios emphasizes the importance of hard work and dedication, mirroring Zverev’s renowned work ethic.
Reflecting on his stellar 2022 season, where he reached the Wimbledon final and the US Open quarter-finals, Kyrgios expresses his eagerness to return to the court. The 28-year-old is diligently undergoing rehabilitation and gym work, fueled by the desire to build on the successes of the past year. Watching the ATP Finals in Italy intensifies Kyrgios’s hunger to compete again, as he eagerly awaits the day when the cosmic elements align for his triumphant return to professional tennis.