Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon 2021

‘Tennis is more fun with you in it’ – renowned analyst urges Nick Kyrgios not to hang up racket just yet

Nick Kyrgios is out for the rest of 2021 and has hinted at retiring in the near future, which this respected figure hopes does not happen.

The Australian former world number 13 is just 26 years old but has often suggested that he would retire from the sport before the age of 30.

Former British number one, commentator and analyst Mark Petchey is one of many in tennis that would love to see more of the showman in years to come.

“Not sure where you are in the world right now Nick Kyrgios but take your time,” Petchey tweeted out tagging the Australian.

“Think about what makes you happy and make the decision that suits you best, but there are many in tennis who want to see you stay in the sport.

“You are a long time retired. Tennis is more fun with you in it.”

Kyrgios recently competed in his fourth Laver Cup, declaring soon after “I think this is the last year I will probably play Laver Cup.”

The 26-year-old has also stated “I set a goal when I was younger, I didn’t want to play past 28, 29,” on the subject of when he would hang up his racket.

Kyrgios turned pro just eight years ago, and has fewer than 300 tour level matches under his belt with a win-loss record of 168-103. He has six titles to his name on the ATP tour.