‘I couldn’t even take a look at a tennis courtroom,’ says Nick Kyrgios as he lifts lid on despair struggle
Nick Kyrgios says there was a degree final yr when he ‘couldn’t even take a look at a tennis courtroom’ as he fought despair.
The controversial Australian has been a vocal critic of his ATP colleagues persevering with to play by means of the coronavirus pandemic whereas he has opted for a security first method and put his tennis profession on maintain.
Nonetheless, he has now revealed he was contemplating taking a yr off in 2020 even earlier than the worldwide disaster hit.
“I used to be really seeing a psychologist earlier than the ATP Cup earlier this yr and I used to be pondering perhaps it was time for me to only take a yr off,” Kyrgios informed The Herald.
“Possibly simply work on myself and attempt to get to a spot the place I used to be simply blissful and doing different issues.
“I couldn’t take a look at a tennis courtroom. I had no blissful emotions. I had no want to be on the market. I had no motivation. I had no want for progress on the market. I used to be simply going by means of the motions.
“It wasn’t making me blissful. If something it was reducing my vitality. It was a destructive influence on my life.
“I used to be like ‘this doesn’t imply I’ve to cease fully however perhaps it’s time to take a break and take a step again and get in contact with different issues’.”