Unpredictable Nick Kyrgios has dropped another bombshell, claiming that he would have retired from tennis if he had won Wimbledon last summer.
The Australian, currently recovering from a knee procedure, told an American podcaster of his unfulfilled fantasy had the score against Novak Djokovic in the final ended in his favour.
But his 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 loss to the Serb put paid to the escape fantasy for the ATP No. 19.
“That was my chance (to win a major),” Kyrgios said. “That was really my chance.
“If I’d won, I think I would have retired at least for a year or two.”
But the Australian said that playing best-of-five sets – and winning all of them over a fortnight – is hardly an easy task.
“It’s tough because you play four or five hours and then you have one day off and then you have to do it again,” he said.
“And then that’s seven times in a row to win a grand slam, So it’s almost impossible.”
Kyrgios added: “”I think I can win a Grand Slam. Wimbledon I was right there. I was two sets away.
“I won the first set and I thought ‘this is it’. And then I just didn’t stay in the moment and he stayed super composed.
“I feel like I could do that. It’s weird, but I feel like it’s not even for me though. I feel like it’s for everyone else.
“All the haters as well. I could finally just rest. I could just go home and sleep in my bed and not deal with the s***.”
Main photo:- Nick Kyrgios reached Wimbledon Final in 2022 by Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd