“I go to Saudi Arabia for money”
Nick Kyrgios has decided to end his season at the ATP Finals in Turin, where he participated in the doubles tournament together with Thanasi Kokkinakis, and not to take part in the Davis Cup Finals with Australia. Lleyton Hewitt and Alex de Minaur spoke about the choice made by Kyrgios after the defeat suffered in the final against Canada by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov.
Hewitt said: “You know I couldn’t have tried harder than I did. It was Kyrgios’ choice, who declared himself unavailable.” De Minaur instead said: “I have nothing to add, he didn’t make himself available.
As a team we managed to get one step away from victory so we can do it even without him.”
Kyrgios and the no to the Davis Cup
A user asked Kyrgios directly on Instragam the reasons for his decision. The Australian commented: “I’m just spending quality time with my loved ones and I’m going to Saudi Arabia with my fiancée for six figures.”
In 2022, Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam final on the lawns of the All England Club. The only one to beat him at Wimbledon was Novak Djokovic, who won his 21st Major by beating the Australian in four sets. The two, at the end of the meeting, then gave birth to a real bromance.
Kyrgios was one of the few tennis players to defend Djokovic during the Australian case; a gesture that the Serbian has never forgotten. “Nick, you will come back to play in a Grand Slam final, I’m sure of it. You are a great athlete and a fantastic tennis player.
I didn’t think I’d say such nice things about you. We’re officially a bromance,” Djokovic said during the final ceremony. The possibility of seeing Djokovic and Kyrgios compete in doubles in a major circuit tournament next year is looking increasingly real.