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- Updated: April 15, 2017
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, known for his short temper on the court, has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters scheduled to take place next week.
The 21-year-old had been suffering from fatigue since the start of the 2017 season. He has competed in almost all of the tournaments since the start of the year.
“Unfortunately I won’t be competing in Monaco as planned. I’m working hard to be ready for Estoril which will be my first clay court event,” he announced on his Twitter handle.
Last week, he was part of an Australian team which beat the United States to reach the semifinals of the Davis Cup.
He will officially commence his clay court season in May with the Estoril Open in Portugal.
Kyrgios has had an amazing start to the year with 2 wins over world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, three semifinal finishes and two successful Davis Cup ties. He has only suffered 4 defeats this year.
He is currently ranked world No. 14, one shy of his career best ranking.
He has also shown considerable signs of improvement – both with his conduct and the game of tennis itself.
He has his critics, but has shown composure with a fascinating win against United States in the Davis Cup semifinal.
He is a big fan in Leyton Hewitt, Australia’s Davis Cup captain. Known for his brash behaviour during the start of his career, Hewitt also improved his behaviour dramatically later on.
He has now retired from tennis, but is Australia’s Davis Cup captain.
He is also an astute commentator and a family man who is married with three kids.
The Aussie public adore him and often yearn for a player like him when watching our ‘tennis bad boys’ Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.
Kyrgios would be hoping he fulfills the faith placed in him.