A New Chapter: Kyrgios And Tsitsipas End Old Feud At Australian Open

A New Chapter: Kyrgios And Tsitsipas End Old Feud At Australian Open

by Nurein Ahmed

Nick Kyrgios has caused quite a buzz on social media as he met with his old rival, Stefanos Tsitsipas, during the 2024 Australian Open.

Kyrgios, 28, is rehabbing from knee and wrist injuries, which have delayed his return to competitive tennis. He played just one match in the whole of 2023 and has shared mixed opinions about his return.

Kyrgios has given multiple interviews where he addressed his current injury struggles. On one side, Kyrgios believes he still has the hunger and determination to return to the tour and succeed. But he's also been candid about his long-term future.

For instance, he admitted to not seeing himself playing into his 30s and revealed that he is already "exhausted" after undergoing three surgeries in the past year. But sources close to the Australian star report that he will rejoin the tour during the grass swing in June.

It remains to be seen whether that will happen. But for now, Kyrgios has been enjoying his time working as a commentator for Eurosport at the Australian Open.

Recently, he was out of the television booth and caught up with Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas and his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis during a night out in Melbourne.

Kyrgios posted a photo of three together on his Instagram account with a cheeky caption, "Things could be looking nice for team Greece soon." The 28-year-old did not reveal further details about this post, which sent the tennis world into a frenzy.

Some even went as far as speculating that Kyrgios might be switching allegiance and playing under the Greek flag. Kyrgios, who was born in Canberra, Australia, has represented Australia since he played on the tennis circuit as a teenager.

But It is pertinent to note that Kyrgios would legally qualify to represent Greece in team competitions in the event he changes his nationality. His father is a Greek national. The presence of Tsitsipas in the photo was also another intriguing subplot given their heated interaction at Wimbledon a few seasons ago.

At the moment, these are all just wild speculations, or it could just be a sarcastic reaction to the Australian Olympic Committee, whom he infamously accused of "disparaging" him in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, which Kyrgios did not play in.


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