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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Kyrgios eager to represent Australia at Tokyo


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Nick Kyrgios has declared his desire to represent Australia at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics despite his historically rocky relationship with the Australian Olympic Committee.

Kyrgios famously withdrew himself from the Rio Olympics in 2016 when a bitter public spat with Australian Olympic team leader Kitty Chiller boiled over after she openly criticised the then 21-year-old’s behaviour.

Jaded, Kyrgios pulled out of the Games claiming Chiller and the AOC had little understanding of the pressure athletes faced, but two years later the talented star is still eager to represent his nation on the world stage despite not having bridged his relationship with the AOC.

“It’s definitely on my radar,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“I would like to go and represent Australia but at this stage I have not had any contact with the AOC, although to be frank I didn’t have any contact with the AOC regarding Rio either, not one conversation with anyone.”

Ranked 35 in the world Kyrgios is still in competitive form, despite losing his title as Australia’s number one male player to starlet Alex de Minaur, with players required to be within the top 56 to qualify for Olympic selection.

“I’ll do what I need to do to be in a position to play in Tokyo and will take it from there, I’d love to experience an Olympics, I mean who wouldn’t?” he said.

“I am available for the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Bosnia should Lleyton (Hewitt) wish to pick me,” he said.

Having recently revealed he had been seeing a psychologist to work on the mental aspects of his game it seems Kyrgios eager to start 2019 on the right foot declaring his intention on helping Australia’s Davis Cup team to glory.

“I will be raring to go again for the team in this new Davis Cup format and I am excited to see how it works and experience something different.”

“My best years and best tennis are definitely still ahead of me, I have no doubt about that,” he said.

“Whether I will stop at 27 who knows, knowing me I could stop next year or when I am 35. I won’t put a number or a ceiling on it, like most players you know when you know.”

Nick Kyrgios has declared his desire to represent Australia at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics despite his historically rocky relationship with the Australian Olympic Committee.

Kyrgios famously withdrew himself from the Rio Olympics in 2016 when a bitter public spat with Australian Olympic team leader Kitty Chiller boiled over after she openly criticised the then 21-year-old’s behaviour.

Jaded, Kyrgios pulled out of the Games claiming Chiller and the AOC had little understanding of the pressure athletes faced, but two years later the talented star is still eager to represent his nation on the world stage despite not having bridged his relationship with the AOC.

“It’s definitely on my radar,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“I would like to go and represent Australia but at this stage I have not had any contact with the AOC, although to be frank I didn’t have any contact with the AOC regarding Rio either, not one conversation with anyone.”

Ranked 35 in the world Kyrgios is still in competitive form, despite losing his title as Australia’s number one male player to starlet Alex de Minaur, with players required to be within the top 56 to qualify for Olympic selection.

“I’ll do what I need to do to be in a position to play in Tokyo and will take it from there, I’d love to experience an Olympics, I mean who wouldn’t?” he said.

“I am available for the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Bosnia should Lleyton (Hewitt) wish to pick me,” he said.

Having recently revealed he had been seeing a psychologist to work on the mental aspects of his game it seems Kyrgios eager to start 2019 on the right foot declaring his intention on helping Australia’s Davis Cup team to glory.

“I will be raring to go again for the team in this new Davis Cup format and I am excited to see how it works and experience something different.”

“My best years and best tennis are definitely still ahead of me, I have no doubt about that,” he said.

“Whether I will stop at 27 who knows, knowing me I could stop next year or when I am 35. I won’t put a number or a ceiling on it, like most players you know when you know.”

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