Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon

Kyrgios plans to ‘get some strawberries and chill’ on Wimbledon ‘vacation’

Nick Kyrgios plans to have some fun on his return at Wimbledon, with the 26-year-old hoping to ‘get some strawberries and chill’.

The world No. 61 left Australia for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic started, and has not competed since the Australian Open in February.

Kyrgios will play singles and also team up with Venus Williams in the mixed doubles.

“I’m using this as a vacation. I’ve been in Australia now for a year and a half. I’ve reached a really nice level of freedom. Nothing fazes me at all any more.”

Kyrgios will face Frenchman Ugo Humbert in the opening round on Tuesday. The pair met in a superb encounter in Melbourne earlier this year, with the Aussie winning in front of a rowdy crowd.

Dominic Thiem defeated Kyrgios in a five-set thriller in the third round of Australian Open and he hasn’t played on the ATP Tour since.

“I didn’t feel at all that I had to play. When I was at home I wasn’t looking at any results. I was happy without tennis,” said Kyrgios.

“I just feel like I’ve got a little bit left to give to the game. I feel like a lot of people are wanting me to play.

“I just want to go out there and have some fun. I haven’t been on a tennis court for a while. It’s Wimbledon, it’s the pinnacle of tennis. I’m going to get myself some strawberries and chill.”


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