Nick Kyrgios expresses delight in sustaining top-25 rating regardless of lengthy layoff

Nick Kyrgios has expressed his delight at sustaining his spot within the prime 25 of the ATP singles rankings regardless of having final performed on tour again in October 2022. Kyrgios, who was the World No. 20 when he performed on the Japan Open in early October, has dropped solely 4 locations within the rankings since then.

The Australian star, who competed within the doubles occasion of the ATP Finals in November, was set to start his 2023 season on the United Cup in January earlier than taking part in within the Australian Open. Nevertheless, he suffered a extreme knee harm, which later required surgical procedure, and he has thus not performed all season.

Reacting to a social media publish stressing his rankings spot and the truth that he may have been greater within the ATP rankings had the factors from 2022 Wimbledon Championships been counted, Kyrgios expressed delight.

“Pound for pound,” Nick Kyrgios wrote on Instagram.

Nick Kyrgios reacts to his place in the rankings (via Instagram).
Nick Kyrgios reacts to his place within the rankings (by way of Instagram).

Kyrgios performed in solely 4 tournaments till June final season. His 2022 season started on the Australian Open, the place he misplaced within the second spherical. He then reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells and the Spherical of 16 in Miami. The Australian performed in just one event throughout the claycourt season, reaching the semifinals of the Houston Open.

He then had an excellent grasscourt season and backed it up with a robust American hardcourt swing. He’ll thus hope to make it again to the tour in time for the beginning of the grass swing as he’ll defend most of his 2022 factors within the second half of the continuing season.

“Taking it day-to-day” – Nick Kyrgios shares replace on restoration

Nick Kyrgios ahead of the 2023 Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios forward of the 2023 Australian Open.

Nick Kyrgios, who underwent knee surgical procedure in mid-January, has nonetheless not absolutely recovered from the harm. He just lately shared an replace on his restoration, saying that he’s taking issues at some point at a time and attempting to get again to full health earlier than returning to the tour. Kyrgios revealed the identical throughout a Q&A session with followers on social media.

“At present taking it day-to-day with my knee and build up load… Attempting to get again to the place I used to be,” Kyrgios wrote on Instagram.

Kyrgios reached his maiden Grand Slam singles remaining at Wimbledon final yr, the place he fell in need of the title with a four-set defeat by the hands of present World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

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