Nick Kyrgios won’t stick around for September’s Laver Cup in London, with the Wimbledon finalist delivering the news that he will be heading home to Australia when his US Open is done.
The shock announcement from the headline-maker ranked 63rd dovetailed with the news that journeyman Jack Sock, a 105th-ranked outsider, has been drafted into John McEnroe’s World side for the September 23-25 competition at the O2 arena,
Kyrgios has been on the move with his girlfriend since June, killing a few pleasant weeks after his Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic with a spell in the Bahamas.
He reached June grass semi-finals in Germany, at Stuttgart and Halle.
But enough seems to be enough for the self-confessed homebody who keeps insisting his time in tennis may be shorter than might be expected.
He has cited his well-known distaste for travel as well as his mother’s dicey health back home in Canberra as reasons to return.
McEnroe’s Laver World will face the dominant Europe lineup captained by Bjorn Borg and due to feature Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic if the tennis stars all fall into place.
Main photo:- Nick KYRGIOS and girlfriend Costeen Hatzi