Kyrgios drops retirement bombshell after loss

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Nick Kyrgios dropped a tennis status bombshell aft the Australian mislaid to Stefanos Tsitsipas astatine the Laver Cup successful Boston.

Kyrgios, representing Team World against the Europeans, mislaid 6-3 6-4 successful what was his 5th consecutive singles defeat.

The 26-year-old from Canberra past revealed helium mightiness ne'er play different Laver Cup, and hinted his clip arsenic a nonrecreational tennis subordinate could beryllium coming to an extremity wrong a mates of years.

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He besides revealed helium volition question location to Australia to beryllium with his sick parent erstwhile this tourney ends.

"This is my astir apt my past Laver Cup," Kyrgios said.

"I don't cognize however overmuch longer I volition beryllium successful tennis.

"This is my past lawsuit of the year. I volition get my assemblage close up of the Aus Open.

"My mum is not doing excessively good with her health. I'd similar to spell backmost and spot her."

Nick Kyrgios of Team World reacts to a changeable against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Team Europe during the 5th lucifer during Day 2 of the 2021 Laver Cup astatine TD Garden. (Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Many nonrecreational tennis players tin vie connected the planetary circuit good into their precocious 30s and adjacent into their 40s.

Kyrgios should person astatine slightest a decennary near by that measure, but helium doesn't dependable excessively keen to instrumentality astir overmuch longer.

"As agelong arsenic I'm connected the court, I volition effort and springiness my best, but I'm not going to prevarication and accidental that I'm going to program to play 4 oregon 5 much years connected tour," helium said.

Also successful the Laver Cup, Alexander Zverev was pushed to 3 tiebreakers by American John Isner successful the 2nd lucifer of the time league but yet prevailed.

Germany's Zverev winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (6-8) 10-5 to springiness Europe a 7-1 points lead.

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