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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

'Left it a little too long': Kyrgios' brave admission


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Volatile Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed he has started seeing psychologists in an attempt “to get on top” of his mental health after a whirlwind season resulted in another premature ending to his year.

Kyrgios endured another season of heavy criticism after a slew of on-court antics found him dominating headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Coupled with his internal breakdowns, the 23-year-old lost his long held status as Australia’s number one player to 19-year-old pocket-rocket Alex de Minaur in a year with little to celebrate.

Despite some pockets of class tennis, it was time for the world number 37 to seek help as he revealed he had been working through the mental health issues with psychologists.

“I was obviously struggling with a couple of things on and off the court this year, so it hasn’t been easy,” he told hometown newspaper the Canberra Times.

“But I’m starting to see some psychologists and trying to get on top of my mental health.

“I probably left it a little too long. But I’ve been doing that and I feel more open about talking about it, I don’t feel like I’ve got to hide that sort of stuff any more.”

There is a prevailing sentiment amongst Tennis experts and former greats that if the innately gifted star could get a grip on the emotional side of his game there would be little standing in his way.

McEnroe praises Kyrgios

Returning home, it seems those words my have finally sunk in as Kyrgios looks to overhaul his schedule to avoid another year of mental and physical collapses.

“I’m going to work with my team to get the correct schedule, I don’t think I’ve got it right the last couple of years because I haven’t made it to the end of the year once,” he said.

Kyrgios will be eager to start his year on the right foot with a strong performance at the Australian Open.

Volatile Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed he has started seeing psychologists in an attempt “to get on top” of his mental health after a whirlwind season resulted in another premature ending to his year.

Kyrgios endured another season of heavy criticism after a slew of on-court antics found him dominating headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Coupled with his internal breakdowns, the 23-year-old lost his long held status as Australia’s number one player to 19-year-old pocket-rocket Alex de Minaur in a year with little to celebrate.

Despite some pockets of class tennis, it was time for the world number 37 to seek help as he revealed he had been working through the mental health issues with psychologists.

“I was obviously struggling with a couple of things on and off the court this year, so it hasn’t been easy,” he told hometown newspaper the Canberra Times.

“But I’m starting to see some psychologists and trying to get on top of my mental health.

“I probably left it a little too long. But I’ve been doing that and I feel more open about talking about it, I don’t feel like I’ve got to hide that sort of stuff any more.”

There is a prevailing sentiment amongst Tennis experts and former greats that if the innately gifted star could get a grip on the emotional side of his game there would be little standing in his way.

McEnroe praises Kyrgios

Returning home, it seems those words my have finally sunk in as Kyrgios looks to overhaul his schedule to avoid another year of mental and physical collapses.

“I’m going to work with my team to get the correct schedule, I don’t think I’ve got it right the last couple of years because I haven’t made it to the end of the year once,” he said.

Kyrgios will be eager to start his year on the right foot with a strong performance at the Australian Open.

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