Nick Kyrgios has been away from tennis for a while, and apparently, it's all part of the plan that he shared recently.
The Australian is in Melbourne but not in a playing capacity, as he is working as a commentator. His first experience with that came recently at the ATP Finals as he worked for the Tennis Channel during that event and now works for both ESPN and Eurosport during his first Grand Slam of the season.
It's been an interesting experience for the Australian who grew more confident with the role over time. It's not what most tennis fans want to see him doing because most would like him to play, but that'll have to wait for a while more.
The Australian jokingly shared his master plan during a broadcast, explaining when he'll finally return to the sport. Kyrgios essentially joked that once Novak Djokovic, who beat him in Wimbledon final, leaves the sport, he'll use his chance and finally win a Slam.
"I think when Novak decides to pack it all up you’ll see a bunch of guys winning slams. Secretly that’s my tactic, I’m just waiting for Novak to go, then I’ll go into hibernation, get in the best shape of my life, protected ranking. It’s been my plan all along. Leave me alone Novak."
In essence, it's not a terrible plan because Kyrgios has been one of those players who stood opposite Djokovic in a Grand Slam final. It happened at the 2022 Wimbledon, and it was an okay final, though Kyrgios stood no chance of losing in four sets.
We'll see what happens on his comeback and when it happens. Some reports suggest it will take a bit longer, with the Australian targeting the summer for his return. Likely, Djokovic will still play, so he'll have to play him if he wants the major. Time will tell what happens in the coming months.