Nick Kyrgios is planning a comeback to tennis in the future, but it won't happen if he feels like he can't contend for Grand Slams.
Kyrgios basically missed his entire year due to several injuries. The most prominent one was the knee injury at the start of the year, which kept him out of action for a very long time.
His return in Stuttgart wasn't that great as he lost the only match he played this year and then injured his wrist, which kept him sidelined ever since.
We don't really know when he'll come back, even though many expect him to do so in about two months in Australia. Some rumors say that he might miss that event as well, which would be devastating, but he talked a bit about his comeback on the Tennis Channel.
He's part of the team for the ATP Finals, providing some commentary and insights into the match. During one of the segments, he also laid out what would need to happen for him to return to tennis and it's being competitive.
If he can't be competitive to win the biggest trophies, Kyrgios doesn't see any point in playing tennis.
It's all about time. I was having the best year of my life last year, and then I was hit with couple of brutal injuries, and that's just what happens. It's a gruelling sport. And I need time, I'm not going come back if I don't feel ready to compete for Grand Slams. That's where I was.
It's pretty in line with the personality of Kyrgios, who never professed a great love for tennis in the first place. We'll see what happens once he does come back and how realistic his idea is, but for now, it's still watching from the sidelines for him.