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Nick Kyrgios drops retirement hint, admitting: 'I feel like every tournament could be my last'

Nick Kyrgios Australian Open reacts

Nick Kyrgios has suggested he may be set for early retirement by admitting he 'feels weird about his career' right now.

The Australian is only 26-years-old and is one of the most box-office draws in men's tennis, even if he has failed to deliver the titles his talent perhaps deserves.

He has seriously throttled back his schedule in recent times, mainly due to COVID, but he is currently in America preparing for the US Open.

He played Atlanta last week and will contest the Citi Open in the coming days, although he has hinted he is unsure where his career stands right now.

“I don’t take any tournament for granted," Kyrgios said. "I don’t take any match for granted any more.

"Every time I’m at an event, at a special one like this, I don’t take any day for granted.

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“I love being around it. I try and soak in as much as I can. Just the practice, being around the courts, being at the highest level, I don’t take that for granted.

“I’m not going to lie. I mean, I don’t miss it that much any more. No, it’s good. It’s good to be back obviously, especially at these tournaments where I’m extremely comfortable and there’s a lot of crowd.

“I think they’re definitely hoping I do well. I definitely feel, I mean, it’s pretty crazy. I don’t know. I don’t know. Like, when I come here and I play, I feel vibes.

“Like every time I’m at a tournament, I feel like it could be my last time I’m ever going to be here.

"In Atlanta I felt the same way. Washington. I don’t know. I don’t know where I’m at. I feel weird. I feel strange about my career at the moment.”

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