NEW YORK: Nick Kyrgios declared he would welcome an early exit from the US Open ahead of his first-round match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, claiming he remains "exhausted" following his run to the Wimbledon final. Kyrgios came close to clinching his first grand slam title when he met Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final in July, taking the opener but ultimately succumbing to defeat in four sets on Centre Court, reports DPA. The enigmatic Australian, who has never gone beyond the third round of the US Open, will begin his final major campaign of the year against his compatriot and doubles partner Kokkinakis on Monday.
But the 27-year-old is not enamoured by the prospect of a deep run in New York, revealing he struggles with being away from his homeland while playing on the ATP Tour.
"A big part of me just wants the US Open to be over so I can go home," he said on Sunday.
"It's brutal not being able to have the normality of your own bed or your own family for so long and then you have to deal with all this."
"The media, the fans, the training, the matches, the pressure, especially on my spectrum as well — it's not normal. So it's hard. It's really hard. " (IANS)
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