Kyrgios Wimbledon 2021 Tsitsipas

Nick Kyrgios hoping to ‘put on a good show’ after accepting Canadian Open wildcard


Nick Kyrgios said he is hoping to “play well and put on a good show” for his Canadian fans after accepting a wildcard for the Canadian Open in Toronto.

The Australian also spoke of having “great memories” of playing at the event – where his best result is reaching the third round in 2015 and 2017.

The world number 77 is one of three players to be given a men’s singles main draw wildcard – along with home favourite Vasek Pospisil and rising American Jenson Brooksby.

Kyrgios has had a disappointing start to his North American hard court swing – losing in the second round in Atlanta last week, and the opening round of this week’s Citi Open in Washington.

“I’m really pleased to be playing in Toronto this year,” the 26-year-old said in a statement. “I’ve always enjoyed my time in Canada and have great memories of playing there. Hopefully I can play well and put on a good show for my Canadian fans.”

The ATP Masters 1000 tournament – which alternates between venues in Toronto and Montreal for each edition – will begin on Monday August 9.

Rafael Nadal is the defending men’s champion – having won the previous installment in 2019, which was held in Montreal.

Kyrgios Wimbledon 2021 Tsitsipas
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