Tennis News: Nick Kyrgios has a new gig you are likely to love

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Nick Kyrgios hasn’t played tennis in quite some time. He has dealt with several injuries over his career, though he sometimes doesn’t seem very motivated to excel at a sport in which he has an immense amount of raw ability. But he is also good at speaking his views about the sport, maybe even better than he does actually playing tennis.

If you like reading Nick Kyrgios’ thoughts on his different social media accounts then you are in for a real treat. Kyrgios will be part of the Tennis Channel’s coverage of the ATP Finals next week. What Kyrgios will say on the broadcasts will be anyone’s guess, but that is part of the fun.

Nick Kyrgios can be a divisive figure. Many find his outspokenness and his views on whether the ATP should host a tournament in Saudi Arabia to be off-putting. Others enjoy his brazenness as we do not get that as much from the sport of tennis now as we did in the 1970s.

Nick Kyrgios will be part of the Tennis Channel’s ATP Finals broadcast

The Tennis Channel did have an interesting way of describing Kyrgios, though, when they announced his addition to the broadcast: “Nick Kyrgios, whose electric style of play and straight-to-the-point conversational approach have endeared him to millions of fans around the world, is joining Tennis Channel as an analyst during its coverage of the ATP Finals…”

Is Kyrgios endearing to millions of fans? Maybe. Or he is more of a novelty act when we cannot take our eyes off of him because we do not know what will happen. Still, that’s partly why it is likely worth tuning in to the Tennis Channel and hearing him speaking during broadcasts of the ATP Finals.

Kyrgios only played once in 2023, losing in the first round of the Stuttgart Open in June. Many have speculated the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up would retire from playing professional tennis as playing doesn’t seem to interest him, plus he has had so many wrist and knee injuries. But if he wants to become a commentator on broadcasts, he seems a natural fit and the viewer would probably have a lot of fun listening to him.

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