Nick Achieves New Career High ATP Ranking

Nick has moved up to number 2 in Australia and only 4 spots behind current Australian number 1 and former world number 1 Lleyton Hewitt after achieving a new ATP career high ranking at number 53.

Nick who reached the third round of the US Open is currently in Perth with his Australian Davis Cup team mates as they prepare for their upcoming clash against Uzbekistan at Cottesloe Tennis Club.

Coaching Team Announcement

There has been some speculation in the press regarding my coaching team and I would like to take this opportunity to announce a change within my current coaching team and set up.

Josh Eagle will be overseeing my tennis as my coach both on the road and in Australia, with Todd Larkham running things from Canberra although I hope I can travel with them both at key events. My strength and conditioning will  continue to be organised and delivered by AK (Aaron Kellett).

My desire to be at home more in Canberra, when I am not at tournaments has driven me to make the decision for change within my team. This decision is something I have made myself and was decided and conversed to everyone prior to the French Open and in light of my recent success it is obviously not a decision I have taken lightly.

My deepest thanks go to Simon Rea who has been nothing but a steady, calm and positive influence on me. My time with Simon was an incredibly special time for us both and I learned and achieved a lot thanks to Simon and I will be forever grateful for his input and drive to improve my game. We both knew going in to Wimbledon that it would be our last event working together and in some ways, to sign off with a quarter final appearance was a special reward and a fitting end. Not only is Simon a great coach but he is a great person and I wish him all the best in the next phase of his coaching career.

My next event will be the Toronto ATP 1000 event in early August and until then I will be working with my team in a training block in both Melbourne and Canberra.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support.

NK

 

 

Withdrawal From Newport

It is with regret that I am having to withdraw from The Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, Rhode Island next week due to an issue with my hip and tiredness from my great efforts at Wimbledon.

I am massively grateful to Todd Martin and his team for believing in me and granting me a wild card but I have to listen to my body and take some rest. I wish them all the very best in running another great event and I hope to take my place in the draw next year.

NK

NK Granted French Open WC

NK is headed to Paris

Nick Kyrgios has been granted a wild card for the second straight year in to the French Open courtesy of the wild card swap agreement that is in places between the Australian, American and French tennis federations. Nick will play his second main draw at Roland Garros having beaten Radek Stepanek in round one in 2013 before falling to top tenner Marin Cilic.

John Morris who is Nick’s agent was pleased with the announcement from Tennis Australia “This is great news, Nick is fully deserving of the wild card having showed what he is capable of in Paris last year, Nick has continued to back it up the past 12 months and has the recent form to stake a claim too, so its a smart and natural decision on TA’s part as Nick is clearly one of the best prospects in the men’s game and will go out on the court in Paris and give it his all and no doubt entertain and inspire.”

The main draw for Roland Garros kicks off on the 25th May with qualifying starting on Tuesday 20th May 2014.

Home Time

It is with disappointment that I am announcing that I am unable to play in Delray Beach next week or Acapulco the following week due to an elbow injury sustained in the lead up to the Memphis ATP250 event.

Although I was only at 60% in Memphis I thought I would be able to get through a round or two and then be able to get some treatment ahead of Delray Beach where I was hoping for a wild card, but the main focus was to be ready for the ATP 500 event in Acapulco where I was due to play the main draw, thanks to a wild card from Raul and his team.

I am massively disappointed to have to cut short this trip but I have to make sure I am doing everything to benefit me in the long term and right now, playing with an injury is not going to do that. I am heading back to Melbourne for treatment and to get this elbow injury sorted once and for all. I would like to thank Peter and his team in Memphis for granting me a wild card there as well as Raul and his team in Acapulco, I am genuinely gutted I won’t be able to take my place in the draw but I plan on being there in 2015.

Thanks again for all the support, I will keep you all posted on my blog and I hope to be back out and competing sooner rather than later.

Ferrer Takes Down The Boss

Nick Kyrgios Under The Bright Lights Of Armstrong Against Ferrer.

Nick Kyrgios Under The Bright Lights Of Armstrong Against Ferrer.

Nick Kyrgios was handed a tough opening round match at the US Open after qualifying and then being drawn against the world number 4 David Ferrer of Spain.

The Spaniard who reached the final of Roland Garros this year was too experienced for Nick, who as world junior number 1 really cemented his place as the best junior in the world by qualifying for the Men’s singles at the US Open. Nick came out and gave a great account of himself but unfortunately Ferrer, his movement, consistency and all round experience saw him over the line 7-5 6-3 6-3 in just under two hours.