Kyrgios Details Comeback Plans With Doubles First Before Moving To Singles

Kyrgios Details Comeback Plans With Doubles First Before Moving To Singles

by Zachary Wimer

Nick Kyrgios is ten months removed from his wrist surgery, and the comeback plans are slowly starting to take shape.

The Australian endured some heartbreaking moments after a proper breakout season, with a Wimbledon final among the many highlights. It was back in 2022, and since then, we've only seen him play once, at last year's Stuttgart Open.

It was there that he returned from a knee injury, only to injure his wrist in Mallorca a week later. Dominic Thiem suffered a wrist injury in the Spanish city as well, which ultimately changed his career forever.

Kyrgios now spent ten months trying to recover from the wrist surgery, and he is gearing up for a comeback after teasing it for a long time.

"I’m back in London doing a lot of TV commentary of Wimbledon, which is exciting. But I’m also doing training during these two weeks. I’m trying to have some hits with the players that are here to see where my wrist is at. It’s been 10 months since my surgery so I’ll try to work my way back onto court."

It's fairly near as it's supposed to happen at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in New York in the final week of August, after which he'll return to the ATP Tour. He plans to play in doubles first and then in singles, which shows that he's being very careful with the comeback.

"I’ll be playing doubles in the next month (on the ATP Tour). It will be exciting. I’ll probably start there and hopefully, if everything is OK, I’ll move to singles and then I’ll see how long I’ll hang around for."

"I missed competing, I missed hearing the crowd, my fans. Even the people that hate me, I miss them, I miss them all. I can’t wait to be back."

Wrist injuries are notorious for taking a lot of time to heal, especially for tennis players, because it's a joint that is used in so many activities, which is why Kyrgios will start with some light tennis and then make his way to singles, where his wrist will be under a lot of pressure.


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