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Nick Kyrgios prepared for next month’s Australia Open

Saturday, 24 December 2016


SYDNEY: Australia’s Nick Kyrgios said Saturday he was ready for scrutiny at next month’s Australian Open, as the volatile star prepares for his comeback after a playing ban.

The controversial 21-year-old said his forced hiatus from tennis, when a meltdown at the Shanghai Masters in October resulted in an initial eight-week suspension, has proved a blessing.

A condition of the ATP reducing the ban to three weeks meant Kyrgios has been seeing a sports psychologist to prepare him for the new tennis season.

He was now focusing on “managing my schedule and time better to help with physical and mental freshness”.

Kyrgios knows he will be in the spotlight at his home Grand Slam tournament and he is working to ensure the media pressure does not derail his campaign.

Kyrgios, who won three ATP titles this year with his world ranking climbing to 13, believes he is capable of winning the tournament.

He added despite a turbulent 12 months he would back on the year with pride.

Source by: Internet

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