One of the big absentees of the 2023 season was the Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios. During a conversation with nine.com the Aussie tennis player said: "When things are going well, everything is brilliant in the world of tennis.
A lot of money comes in, people love you... My tennis has the ability to fascinate many people and to enjoy this sport in a special way. Right now what I want most in the world is to be able to say that I have won a Slam in singles, this achievement really motivates me, and it is even more so after seeing that at Wimbledon I was two sets away from doing so.
In the most important tournament in the world, even those who know nothing about tennis know of its existence and I will put all my attention and all my efforts to try to become champion there. I feel like I still have unfinished business in the world of tennis and, without a doubt, the main one is to become champion in London." Kyrgios continued by stating that he is aware that he has all the means necessary to be a Slam champion.
"I've been on the circuit for almost 10 years and it's fantastic to maintain that inner fire necessary to fight for everything. It hasn't always been like this, I've gone through phases where I wasn't motivated; therefore, I hope to be able to experience an injury-free 2024 that will prevent me from practicing my tennis.
I know I have what it takes to be able to win Grand Slam titles, I just need time and patience to once again show the level of tennis I showed in 2022. If I don't feel like I still have things to do and enough motivation, I'd hang up my racket."
Everyone is waiting for Kyrgios to return
The Wimbledon 2022 finalist and one of the major protagonists of last season, a few hours before the 2023 Australian Open, announced his retirement due to a knee problem which was followed by an operation to best resolve the thorny issue.
Kyrgios returned to the field in Stuttgart for the ATP 250, immediately losing against the Chinese Wu Yibing and giving bad responses from a physical point of view; Kyrgios was supposed to defend the final at Wimbledon but due to a wrist problem in training he withdrew from the London Major and has not entered any tournament since then in order to present himself at his best in the 2024 home Slam. Nick slipped behind in the standings but is still very optimistic about the future.