Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, known for his controversial reputation, has made his debut in television commentary. However, his initial foray into this new career path was marked by a less-than-successful attempt at humour. During the commentary, Kyrgios also expressed his eagerness to return to competitive play, emphasising his strong desire to get back on the court.
Kyrgios’ 2023 tennis season has been limited to just one match due to knee surgery, which forced him to miss the Australian Open. Subsequently, a wrist injury further disrupted his plans for a comeback at Wimbledon and participation in the US Open. Despite these setbacks, the 28-year-old found an opportunity to stay involved in the tennis scene by securing a commentary role for the World Tour Finals in Turin. Recently, he took on the role in the commentary booth during the round-robin match featuring Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.
When asked what he was doing in LA, the 2022 Wimbledon finalist replied: ‘I was getting a coffee and saw you guys. You had a spare suit, a spare microphone, and here I am.’
He further added, ‘Every day, doing the rehab, doing the gym work, but to be here, to be able to watch the match we’re about to watch … I’m really looking forward to breaking it down for everyone out there.’
The ATP Finals see the world’s top eight players face off in a round robin format to crown the best player of the season – and Kyrgios believes he’s uniquely qualified to commentate.
‘I love watching tennis. I feel like I’m a bit of a student of a game,’ Kyrgios said.