Nick Kyrgios reveals the incredible dream about Ben Shelton

The Australian tennis player had a really important dream about his young US colleague

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Nick Kyrgios reveals the incredible dream about Ben Shelton
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The Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been hired as an analyst for TennisChannel during the 2023 ATP Finals, sparking a series of debates as only he can. The 28-year-old is always very active even on the X platform, where he often gives vent to his thoughts.

This time he confessed that he had dreamed of Ben Shelton winning a Grand Slam title: "Will it be in 2024? If you think about it he has a great game and his serve is like a rocket. It reminds me... ," he wrote, provoking his audience on who the player he resembles might be.

When will Nick Kyrgios return to the court?

It's almost time for Nick Kyrgios to come back to the tennis court. The Australian should officially return to the ATP Tour on the occasion of the segment of the season that is played at his home, the one in which the first slam of the year, the Australian Open, will be staged.

The Canberra native has played only one match in 2023: a first round match at the ATP 250 tournament in Stuttgart, lost to Yibing Wu. A negative moment that began in Australia. On the court for an exhibition with Novak Djokovic on Rod Laver Arena, he declared himself a forfeit for the first slam of the year a few hours later.

The first of an infinite and indeterminate series of retreats, except for that brief parenthesis in Germany. The goal was to defend the Wimbledon final, but physical injuries prevented him from making this return. The absence from the tournaments led to a drastic consequence in the ranking: Kyrgios lost all the points he had to defend.

In the meantime, Nick did not lose heart and continued to train, confident of his prompt return. The Aussie tennis player's past has not always been idyllic as he himself confessed to having suffered from depression and causing himself physical pain.

During the Piers Morgan Uncensored program on TalkTV, Kyrgios returned to talk about the delicate topic. Kyrgios said: "It was a pretty dark time, honestly. I was winning tournaments on the professional circuit drinking every night, getting injuries, burning things on my arm, making cuts on my body for fun. Hurting myself has become an addiction. I hated myself. I hated getting up and becoming Nick Kyrgios."

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