Nick Kyrgios, the Australian tennis star, has decided to back out of the Olympics in a controversial manner. Just days before the tournament was slotted to begin, Nick Kyrgios took to his Twitter and announced his decision to quit the tournament.
“Hey guys – I just want to let you know that I’ve decided to withdraw from the Olympics,” Kyrgios said on Twitter.
“It’s a decision I didn’t make lightly. It’s been my dream to represent Australia at the Olympics and I know I may never get that opportunity again.”
The maverick cited his recent injury trouble and the lack of fans as his two main reasons for deciding not to participate in Japan.
“I know myself. The thought of playing in front of empty stadiums just doesn’t sit right with me. It never has,” Kyrgios continued.
“I also wouldn’t want to take an opportunity away from a healthy Aussie athlete ready to represent the country.
“I will also take all the time I need to get my body right. Good luck to all the Aussies competing and I’ll see you back on the court real soon.”
Earlier, Nick Kyrgios has said that he definitely does not love the sport as much as some of the legends do. “I definitely don’t love this sport as those legends do,” Krygios admitted in a post-match interview at Wimbledon.
“Like, I feel like Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic wouldn’t be able to live without tennis. I feel like that’s their first love.
“For me, my first love was basketball and I wasn’t able to chase that dream, so definitely, I don’t wake up every day having that coming so easily, like wanting to get better.”
I’m not saying I’m going to retire any time soon, I’m just saying I feel as if I’ve been on tour for a long time,” he added.
“There are a lot of things I want to do outside of tennis,” the tennis star went on to say.
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