Australian celebrity Nick Kyrgios has added the Adelaide Worldwide to his summer season schedule to help his quest for a breakthrough grand slam win on the Australian Open.
Kyrgios, Australia’s highest-ranked male participant, is already locked in to play within the inaugural United Cup in Sydney, the place he’s set to conflict with reigning Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal.
Now, the world No.22 is headed to Adelaide the primary time the place he’ll confront the likes of world No.8 Andrey Rublev and Italian star Lorenzo Musetti.
Kyrgios’ grand slam-winning doubles associate, South Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, stormed to victory in final 12 months’s occasion and also will be again to defend his crown.
“I’ve heard good issues in regards to the match and the upgraded venue at The Drive,” Kyrgios stated.
“I’m trying ahead to taking part in in Adelaide. My good good friend Thanasi had an incredible run final 12 months in entrance of his residence crowd and I hope I can take pleasure in the identical success and help in January.”
Sixteen of the world’s prime 20 will line up for the ladies’s occasion in Adelaide, together with Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and defending Adelaide Worldwide champion and world No.11 Madison Keys.
Affirmation of Kyrgios attendance comes after he declared he acquired “no respect” from Australian tennis officers after lacking out on the Newcombe Medal gained by three-time grand slam champion Ash Barty earlier this week.
Kyrgios gained 4 titles in 2022 and 61 matches, together with his epic run to the Wimbledon remaining, and defeated world No. Daniil Medvedev on the US Open.
“LOL. No respect in any respect. I don’t give a f**okay,” Kyrgios wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, hours after Barty acquired her award on Monday night time.
Regardless of his performances, Kyrgios additionally refused to play for the Australian Davis Cup staff – regardless of approaches from captain Lleyton Hewitt – that went all the best way to the ultimate final month earlier than shedding to Canada with out him.