It looked like Nick Kyrgios finally enjoyed playing tennis in 2022.
In doing so, he finally took the ATP by storm.
After skipping his usual clay season, Kyrgios made an appearance in the Wimbledon Final.
Then, came the Quarterfinal appearance at the US Open.
Kyrgios was finally reaching his full potential.
Well, at least we thought.
A knee injury which required surgery suddenly robbed him from getting the chance to compete at home in the 2023 Australian Open.
Then, just as he was set to return to the court and play the 2023 French Open, he was robbed once again.
Kyrgios lacerated his foot trying to track down a suspect who threatened his mother at gunpoint and stole his Tesla.
Blow after blow.
Now 8 months later, Kyrgios is getting ready to hit the courts again.
And it is hard for us not to wonder how he will perform.
Here’s what we know.
For one, Nick Kyrgios hasn’t played a match this year.
However, the grass dominant player will still have 290 points to defend, with the three tune-ups until Wimbledon.
If he can do so, he will likely remain seeded in this years’ Wimbledon.
Then, there’s his Finals run in Wimbledon.
Luckily, the Aussie has no points to defend their due to the tournament’s ban of Russian players last year.
To make things even better, Kyrgios has said that he feels ready and excited to come back to the surface, where he once beat Nadal as a young 19-year-old.
The talent has always been there for the worlds’ No.25.
I think we learned that more than anything last year.
Now, it’s just a matter of discipline.
If Kyrgios can keep himself composed on court and focused on only the point in front of him, the sky is the limit.
Can he do that?
Time will tell.
We know what his serve and groundstrokes bring.
On top of that, the allure he brings is just what the tennis world desperately needs.
Nick Kyrgios is back… finally.