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Kyrgios makes stunning announcement about future - in third person of course

Sporting News Sporting News 21/05/2016
"Not tennis at 30. Please," says Nick Kyrgios. © Sporting News "Not tennis at 30. Please," says Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios has declared he won't be playing tennis at 30 on the eve of the French Open draw.

The 21-year-old regrets not choosing basketball over tennis at age 14, and has no interest in having a long career swinging the racquet.

"There is zero chance that Nick Kyrgios will be playing tennis when he’s 30-years-old" Kyrgios told The Times.

"There’s absolutely no chance. I don’t know how long my career will be but God help me if I am playing tennis at 30.

"There are so many more things to this world than tennis for me. Not tennis at 30. Please."

Kyrgios's disinterest in tennis has led him to sessions with sports psychologists, but it hasn't overcome his boredom on court.

"But I can’t really focus for long enough (at the psychology sessions)," he said.

"I can’t really take it seriously. They are trying to find what fuels you, motivates you. But it’s tough. One week I am motivated, one week I am not. So I walked away. Not my thing.

"Sometimes I get too creative when I should keep it simple. One of my coaches always used to say, ‘When people watch you, you don’t have to try and go for that extra shot’.

"It keeps me entertained and wanting to play."

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