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Kyrgios seeks psychologists’ help

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Published on November 11, 2018 with No Comments

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has said that he is talking to psychologists and “trying to get on top” of his mental health after another roller-coaster season where he was criticised for his on-court antics.

Kyrgios finished his season early in October after an elbow injury forced him out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The fiery 23-year-old lost his status as Australian No. 1 to 19-year-old Alex de Minaur in the same month. Returning home to prepare for next year, the world No. 37 admitted he was working through mental health issues that had plagued him throughout the season. “I was obviously struggling with a couple of things on and off the court this year, so it hasn’t been easy,” he told a daily from Canberra.“But I’m starting to see some psychologists and trying to get on top of my mental health. I probably left it a little too long. But I’ve been doing that and I feel more open about talking about it, I don’t feel like I’ve got to hide that sort of stuff any more.”

Kyrgios has become infamous for bad-tempered behaviour, outbursts and meltdowns on court. At the US Open in August, an umpire gave the Australian a controversial pep talk during his second-round game for his perceived lack of effort. He exited the Shanghai Masters in the first round last month, where he was also criticised for his lacklustre performance

 

 

 

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