Kyrgios may retire!

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
He's seeing the Next Gen now go past him, and with them winning more and more, which will only increase as time goes on, Nick sees the writing on the wall in regards to himself. It's one thing being in the shadow of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic....it is another being in the shadow of Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas. His window has closed, and he is likely now sensing the regret to an extent about not doing more when he should have.
 

Tennisbg

Professional
He's seeing the Next Gen now go past him, and with them winning more and more, which will only increase as time goes on, Nick sees the writing on the wall in regards to himself. It's one thing being in the shadow of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic....it is another being in the shadow of Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas. His window has closed, and he is likely now sensing the regret to an extent about not doing more when he should have.
He is in the shadow even of players like Bautista Agut... The above players are too good to be compared with Kyrgios.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
He is in the shadow even of players like Bautista Agut... The above players are too good to be compared with Kyrgios.
Hence the point. Before they were all in the same big shadow of the big three, so the other shadows didn't stand out as being that obvious. Now those guys are starting to move out of that shadow, so the shadow they are casting on Nick is going to become a little more prominent. Before the tag was, well, I couldn't win slams or big titles and neither can any of you, but that narrative doesn't work anymore.
 

reaper

Legend
If he's proud of what he's achieved he should have retired after the AO 2015, his most recent slam 1/4 final. There have been no achievements since then.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
He's seeing the Next Gen now go past him, and with them winning more and more, which will only increase as time goes on, Nick sees the writing on the wall in regards to himself. It's one thing being in the shadow of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic....it is another being in the shadow of Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas. His window has closed, and he is likely now sensing the regret to an extent about not doing more when he should have.
Never know though - he might take a year off and finally decide ‘I am going to train properly, eat properly, etc.’……Unlikely but never know!
 

ibbi

Legend
I find it highly unlikely he's going to walk away from the easy money. If he does, then more respect to him.
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame

Says he has nothing more to prove and he's proud of what he's achieved. :unsure:
What other area of life is he going to get that validation he craves? He always came across as deeply insecure and troubled and desperately wanted to be liked and receive attention.
 
Kyrigos is what happens to tennis when journeymen players get paid just to show up--it's "everyone gets a trophy" tennis. He makes enough money to hit the beach and live a playboy lifestyle--the rest of the players are breaking their arses traveling the world--with its increased covid viscisitudes--while kwazy knicky shoots hoops with his pals, lies on the beach and picks up bimbettes. The remaining players will get the energy sucked out of them, see what knicky is getting away with and say to themselves why am I breaking my butt when all I have to do is cherry pick a few events, make enough money to drink hard-cider all day and pick sand from my lazzy butt.

Hope he's got a good financial planner in case some day the money runs out--don't see his parents in his entourage anymore cheering him on and his mom doing his laundry back at the hotel while he plays--he should make some investments back home, maybe in carwashes or that will be all the water he will be seeing working at one--digging for quarters under the seats. He should take lessons from Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg who HAD IT ALL and then hit hard times, bankrupting, after retiring from tennis due to too much partying.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Never liked the guy or thought he was that talented so i hope he sticks to this. He was just a flashy player with little to no winning mentality outside of entertainment and even if he got it together, still difficult to see him win a big tournament because he was never consistant and lacked the stamina to go 7 rounds. Just another journeyman who did just enough to be noticed but not enough to be remembered. There are much better players on the tour right now who are years younger than him and much more successful already. Time to focus on them.
 

cortado

Professional
This just shows that once you're at a level where everybody has talent, the thing that makes the difference is personality.
Tomic, Kyrgios don't have the personality traits for consistently pushing themselves to the max for a decade or more.
Other players on tour (who may even have less raw talent) do.
You can't change somebody's inherent personality.
 

DIMI_D

Professional

Says he has nothing more to prove and he's proud of what he's achieved. :unsure:
Underachiever! He’s basically irrelevant for yrs anyway won’t do anything just makes up the numbers. He is entertaining though so in that regard it’s a loss
 
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This just shows that once you're at a level where everybody has talent, the thing that makes the difference is personality.
Tomic, Kyrgios don't have the personality traits for consistently pushing themselves to the max for a decade or more.
Other players on tour (who may even have less raw talent) do.
You can't change somebody's inherent personality.
Agree! It's a matter of character, drive, heart and work ethic--some prefer to take the money and run, party and not take life seriously.
 
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That makes stadium owners happy. NK is a threat to a stadium's property:

Thanks for that Youtube! That's one brave towel girl, and the guy who fetched the chair back!
Kwazy Knicky WAS good for the gate, because everyone likes to see a good train wreck--but u can't keep quitting before the half is over or fans will wise up and quit lining up for a half-show--he's a narcissist and not an entertainer.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
He still has a lot to prove in the grand scheme of things.
Maybe to many fans, but it’s Nick’s life and if he’s satisfied, that’s his choice. The vast majority of 26 year olds aren’t worth 10 million and one of the 100 most elite people in their profession. He’s been wildly successful and can retire extremely young.

People spinning this as some kind of epic failure could only dream of such success.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Maybe to many fans, but it’s Nick’s life and if he’s satisfied, that’s his choice. The vast majority of 26 year olds aren’t worth 10 million and one of the 100 most elite people in their profession. He’s been wildly successful and can retire extremely young.

People spinning this as some kind of epic failure could only dream of such success.
I was simply correcting the quote that Kyrgios actually said he has nothing more to prove to himself. Watch the video.
 

BumElbow

Semi-Pro
Isn't Kyrgios already semi-retired? He hardly plays at all and is very much OUT OF SHAPE. I am shocked that the Laver Cup selected him over much more deserving Aussie players.

Should Kyrgios choose to retire it will not be a great loss to the game as he is so out of shape that he is no longer a serious contender at any of the slams or ATP tournaments. And, he has the nerve to discuss his "legacy" to the game . . . what significant tournaments has he won? Kyrgios has wasted his talent and lives in his own delusional narcissistic head. He is out of shape and not competing when he should be in his physical and playing prime and contending for slam and tournament titles.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Kyrgios got to 13th in the World, when you get to 13th surely the term "journeyman player" no longer applies?

Tennis will be more boring if he retires, it's great to have different personalities on court.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Kyrgios got to 13th in the World, when you get to 13th surely the term "journeyman player" no longer applies?

Tennis will be more boring if he retires, it's great to have different personalities on court.
He hardly ever plays but I'm sure he get a cushy pundit job so we won't hearths last of him.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Kyrgios got to 13th in the World, when you get to 13th surely the term "journeyman player" no longer applies?
Its not about rank, it's about titles and for me it's big titles as in masters/slams and ofcourse the WTF. Most players in the top 20 have won 250s or 500s and if you narrow some wins down you will often find they didn't have to face a top 5 player to do it.

Also if you think Kyrgios getting to 13 is good then how about Edmund getting to 14? Or Coric getting to 12? How do you view them in comparison?
 

accidental

Hall of Fame
The way he’s going he won’t have that much of a choice anyway. He is basically off the main tour now due to being ranked 96. He would have had to play qualifying for any ATP tournaments coming up.

He would probably find it hard to even get wildcards. In San Diego the Wildcards went to Murray, Nishikori, and Nakashima. Why would they give one to Kyrgios instead of one of them? Murray and Nishikori are coming back from severe injuries and compete their heart out, while Kyrgios is ranked low because he doesn’t bother playing. The last wildcard he had he just bailed before the first round because he was scared of losing to Murray.

He will almost certainly be out of the top 100 by the Aus open and will need wildcards for all of those tournaments. He still has a propped up ranking with his 2020 4th round appearance points counted. If he loses earlier than that his ranking will drop again.

These comments sound like he has had a severe reality check. Back before Wimbledon he was telling everyone he would play great despite no warm up event and he could beat 50% of the draw.Probably though hecould play a few tournaments and be back to where he was 2 years ago by now. In reality he’s on the worst losing streak of his career, ranked the same as he was at age 18, and probably realises he is nowhere near the level of guys who used to be his peers, like Tsitsipas etc
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
He's seeing the Next Gen now go past him, and with them winning more and more, which will only increase as time goes on, Nick sees the writing on the wall in regards to himself. It's one thing being in the shadow of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic....it is another being in the shadow of Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas. His window has closed, and he is likely now sensing the regret to an extent about not doing more when he should have.
Classy and insightful response as always, Hitman. The things we thought were boring then are often the things we later on regret not doing.
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
The way he’s going he won’t have that much of a choice anyway. He is basically off the main tour now due to being ranked 96. He would have had to play qualifying for any ATP tournaments coming up.

He would probably find it hard to even get wildcards. In San Diego the Wildcards went to Murray, Nishikori, and Nakashima. Why would they give one to Kyrgios instead of one of them? Murray and Nishikori are coming back from severe injuries and compete their heart out, while Kyrgios is ranked low because he doesn’t bother playing. The last wildcard he had he just bailed before the first round because he was scared of losing to Murray.

He will almost certainly be out of the top 100 by the Aus open and will need wildcards for all of those tournaments. He still has a propped up ranking with his 2020 4th round appearance points counted. If he loses earlier than that his ranking will drop again.

These comments sound like he has had a severe reality check. Back before Wimbledon he was telling everyone he would play great despite no warm up event and he could beat 50% of the draw.Probably though hecould play a few tournaments and be back to where he was 2 years ago by now. In reality he’s on the worst losing streak of his career, ranked the same as he was at age 18, and probably realises he is nowhere near the level of guys who used to be his peers, like Tsitsipas etc
How hard is it to qualify for these tournaments? Maybe he can still do that. Although sounds like he can't be bothered to qualify.
 

accidental

Hall of Fame
How hard is it to qualify for these tournaments? Maybe he can still do that. Although sounds like he can't be bothered to qualify.
Probably not that hard for him. But he would have to play at least 2 matches before he reaches the main draw, that seems to be about his limit these days
 
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