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‘Not well’: Nick Kyrgios’ sad announcement amid family heartache

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Nick Kyrgios has announced his tennis season is officially over, returning home to Australia to deal with a debilitating knee injury and see his sick mother.

Kyrgios played in Team World’s brutal loss to Team Europe at the Laver Cup in Boston last weekend, but that will be his final match in 2021.

The Australian star confirmed on Tuesday that he is returning to Australia to deal with patella tendinopathy and is hopeful that a blood platelet injection can get him back to his best in time for the Australian Open.

Commonly known as “jumper’s knee”, the painful condition affects the patella tendon which attaches the kneecap to the shinbone.

Currently ranked World No.96, Kyrgios said his knee would continue to worsen without treatment.

“Hey guys, over the last couple months, I haven’t been near 100% healthy,” Kyrgios wrote on his Instagram story on Tuesday.

“I’ve been dealing with left knee patella tendinopathy, and continuing to play without fully treating it can lead to further pain and greater set backs.”

The one-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist will undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP, which involves the knee being injected with concentrated platelets from the patient’s own blood.

There’s usually a six-week return to full activity, with American golf star Brooks Koepka and Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker undergoing the treatment this year.

“I’ve chosen to fly back to Australia to reassess and am planning to get PRP treatment to settle down and rehab my knee,” Kyrgios said.

“I’m disappointed as it has kept me from playing my best tennis and hopefully with everything going smoothly I will be back to 100 per cent by the Australian Open.”

Nick Kyrgios, pictured here with his manager John Morris and mother Norlaila at the Australian Open in 2016.
Nick Kyrgios with his manager John Morris and mother Norlaila at the Australian Open in 2016. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Nick Kyrgios reveals family heartache
Speaking at the Laver Cup on Saturday, Kyrgios said he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll be playing professional tennis.

The Australian spoke to reporters after failing to inspire Team World with a straight sets defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in singles, part of a sweep of Saturday’s matches for Team Europe as they went on to win 14-1 for their fourth-consecutive triumph at the Laver Cup.

“As long as I’m on the court, I will try and give my best, but I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to plan to play four or five more years on tour,” he said.

Kyrgios said the three-day exhibition being played in Boston will “definitely” be his last.

“This is my probably my last Laver Cup,” the 26-year-old said.

“I don’t know how much longer I will be in tennis.

“This is my last event of the year. I will get my body right ahead of the Australian Open.”

Kyrgios also revealed his heartache at being away from his family and his sick mother.

“My mum is not doing too well with her health,” he said. “I’d like to go back and see her.”

Kyrgios revealed in February at the Australian Open that his mother is “incredibly sick”, without going into details.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas claims innocence after Andy Murray vents anger at…….

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Stefanos Tsitsipas denied bending the rules with his bathroom breaks during his dramatic five-set victory over Andy Murray at the US Open.

Scot Murray, 34, blasted the Greek third seed for the “nonsense” and said he had lost respect for him after Tsitsipas disappeared off court for almost eight minutes at the start of the fifth set.

However, after closing out a 2-6 7-6 (7) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over the 2012 champion in just less than five hours, Tsitsipas said: “If there’s something that he has to tell me, we should speak, the two of us, to kind of understand what went wrong.

I don’t think I broke any rules. I played by the guidelines

Stefanos Tsitsipas
“I don’t think I broke any rules. I played by the guidelines, how everything is. I don’t know how my opponent feels when I’m out there playing the match. It’s not really my priority.

“As far as I’m playing by the rules and sticking to what the ATP says is fair, then the rest is fine. I have nothing against him. Absolutely nothing.”

Murray’s defeat, and that of Marin Cilic, who had to retire at two sets all against Philipp Kohlschreiber, means there is only one player left in the men’s draw to have won a grand slam title – the 20-time major winner Novak Djokovic.

Daniil Medvedev, the second seed from Russia, got his bid for a maiden grand slam title off to a confident start by beating Richard Gasquet in straight sets.

The 25-year-old roared past Frenchman Gasquet 6-4 6-3 6-1 in less than two hours.

RBA drops just games to advance to Round 2.

Nick Kyrgios won just seven games as his campaign came to an end at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut.

Australian Kyrgios threw in his usual tweeners and underarm serves but Bautista Agut, the unflappable 18th seed from Spain, was too solid as he ran out 6-3 6-4 6-0 winner.

Andrey Rublev, the Russian fifth seed, is safely through after a straight-sets win over Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic.

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Usain Bolt reveals he’s ‘always’ had a crush on Beyoncé and he was starstruck to meet her

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He may hold the title as the fastest man in the world, but even Usain Bolt gets nervous once in a while, especially when it comes to meeting beautiful women. Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on Friday morning, the nine-time Olympic gold medallist revealed that he has a crush on none other than Beyoncé.

The sporting legend revealed his celebrity crush live on Lorraine

“Because I was always a fan, I’ve always had a crush on Beyoncé, so I’ve always had a conversation I would have [in my head] and when I met her I was like [stares open-eyed] ‘hi’,” he told the day time host. “I could tell I was looking at her weird because she was looking at me like, ‘why is he staring at me’. It was fun though.”

President Obama also has an affect on the 30-year-old, who admitted: “When I met Obama that was also massive for me.”

Usain was on Lorraine to chat about his new documentary I Am Bolt, which follows the sporting legend in the 18 months leading up to his historical Olympic triple win in Rio this year.

Talking about his training, Usain revealed: “People always say, ‘you make it look so easy, I could probably do it’ and I’m like, ‘no, no’. So to make people see the work that I put in and the strain that goes in, mentally and physically. I wanted people to see all of that so they could understand me better and to see the work I put in is no joke.”

The Olympic champion also shut down rumours that he was engaged to his main crush, girlfriend of two years, Kasi Bennett, following a heavily hinted Snapchat image of the couple on holiday. The sweet snap was accompanied by the caption “She said yes”, complete with emojis of a bride and a love heart.

“I’m not engaged. Me and my girlfriend, we went on a trip to Bora Bora and we took a picture and somebody edited my Snapchat, and edited it, and it said, ‘she said yes’ with a ring and a mad face and stuff and I was like [shocked face], it was well done though. It was well done, you know what I mean,” he explained.

Despite there being no talk of wedding bells anytime soon, it hasn’t stopped Usain’s mum from hoping she will be a grandmother in the near future. “My mum is pressuring me. I was like, ‘mum just let me retire and I’ll get there,'” he said.

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Unbelievable: Maria Sharapova says she got mobbed in the Olympic village cafeteria

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Many players prefer not to stay at the Olympic village as other athletes tend to get a little star struck at coming face to face with high profile superstars. Maria Sharapova got a taste of this herself when she went into the cafeteria at the Olympic village.

Sharapova is the highest earning female athlete in the world and a global superstar. “I’m usually pretty naïve about like people’s knowledge of me, my career, what I’ve achieved,” Sharapova told the press after her first round win on Sunday in London.

“I try to be pretty humble about it, but the biggest mistake I’ve made in a long time was entering the cafeteria. I didn’t walk out eating any food. I barely got an orange juice. It was quite funny. Actually, I didn’t sign any autographs, it was just pictures. I felt like a little statue.”

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