Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon laughing

‘I am in the best shape of my life,’ warns Nick Kyrgios as he nears return to tennis

Nick Kyrgios says he is in the ‘best shape of his life’ as he prepares to end his self-imposed exile from tennis.

The Australian has not played since the tennis season was suspended due to Covid in March due to safety concerns.

Since then, he has spoken of his historic struggles with depression – and he believes the break from the game has been very good for him.

“Yes, I haven’t stopped training,” Kyrgios told Fox Sports.

“I feel like I am probably in the best shape of my career. Looking forward to getting back on the court.

“[I feel] Great, actually. I haven’t spent this much time at home since I started the pro tour seven years ago.

“I’ve loved spending time with my friends and family and have had a lot of time to relax and remember what it is to live a normal life.

It all sounds like Kyrgios will return to action when next season begins in Australia, and it’s something he is looking forward to.

“I am just excited to have tennis back home again and of course being able to play in front of everyone here,” he said.

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.