not only have Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Australian Open It hit Channel 9 in the ratings department, but was also accompanied by brutal rejection from Australian tennis players.Kyrgios announced on day one Australian Open He was forced to withdraw with a knee injury that required surgery.
With Ash Barty retiring and fellow tennis giants Roger Federer and Serena Williams also announcing their retirement late last year, Channel 9 was hoping to secure a Gold rating through Kyrgios. However, Australia’s withdrawal Significant drop in TV viewership in the first week Grand Slam at Melbourne Park.
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Additionally, it was revealed on Friday that Kyrgios rejected an offer from Channel 9 to make a guest appearance on the commentary team. 27 years old The proposal was reportedly rejectedInstead, he chose to spend much-needed time with his family in Melbourne.
Opening night ratings for the Australian Open were significantly lower than they were 12 months ago when Barty played in the first round. Barty’s win, and Kyrgios and Kokkinakis’ exceptional doubles wins, set 2022’s TV ratings to record highs.
However, the Grand Slam is seriously lacking star power in 2023, with viewership declining as a result. selected to give priority to the matches of Novak Djokovic, shunt-returning superstar to their online platform.
It sparked a wave of angry comments from fans on social media who wanted to see Djokovic’s first match in Australia since the deportation scandal 12 months ago. , but that was after the match was going well.
Sad details about Nick Kyrgios’ mother come to light
Kyrgios decided to spend time with his family in Melbourne after his parents drove down from Canberra to see him play. Kyrgios’ mother, Nir, revealed in 2022 that she had not seen him play live in years, citing adverse health effects.
After working with a psychologist in recent months, she made the brave decision to end her leave of absence and see him in action at Melbourne Park. Kyrgios’ knee injury robbed him of an opportunity.
“Still had to come. My psychologist says I have to see him, otherwise I can’t sit there and see him again. You know your own fears.” That’s what they say.” she said sydney morning herald on Wednesday.
Nir said of watching his son play last year: I have a really weird panic. Over the years I have been through a lot.
“It’s actually come to the stage where I seek help. I’ve been seeing a psychiatrist for six months. I’m not in a good place. My anxiety level watching Nick was so high.” It’s just.”
Last July, Nil was at home in Australia when her husband and daughter traveled to the UK to watch him play at Wimbledon. When Kyrgios faced Novak Djokovic in the All England Club final, she couldn’t even be seen on TV.
“I didn’t actually watch the match,” she told Channel 9 the next day.
“I slept very well … I actually saw him go to the court. I love watching him walk around Wimbledon, just the atmosphere. When he comes out on the court , I love to see the reaction of the crowd, when they started warming up I said ‘Good luck’ and went to bed.
Kyrgios is said to be sleeping with family in Melbourne this week before returning to Canberra. He is scheduled to go under the knife for an arthroscopy on Monday.
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