"Let's turn this sh*t back" - Nick Kyrgios upon arriving in New York for 2022 US Open

Nick Kyrgios is in the form of his life
Nick Kyrgios is in the form of his life

Nick Kyrgios is going through a fantastic phase in his career. Nine years after turning professional, Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam title clash at Wimbledon 2022. And now, in the lead-up to the last Slam of the year, he has expressed how eager he is to continue his forward march.

The Aussie ended up losing to 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, but he seemingly had a great time playing in front of spectators throughout the tournament.

At the ongoing Cincinnati Masters event, Kyrgios comfortably won his opening match (against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina) but lost to Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the second round. The result was the same in the doubles category, where he teamed up with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Kyrgios, who has stated in the past that he plays just to have fun and entertain people, has seemingly started taking himself a little more seriously now. As the 28th-ranked star arrived in New York for the 2022 US Open, he posted a photo of his younger self from one of the previous editions and apparently sent out a warning to his rivals on the tour.

"Young Kygs in NY. Let's turn this sh*t back," Kyrgios wrote.
Kyrgios shared an old photo on Instagram stories.
Kyrgios shared an old photo on Instagram stories.

The Citi Open was the first tournament that Kyrgios played at after the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Overcoming players like Tommy Paul, Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe and Yoshihito Nishioka, the Australian went on to lift the seventh ATP singles trophy of his career. It was also his first title since the 2019 Citi Open.

Kyrgios' win-loss record for the season stands at 31-9. In his eight appearances at the US Open so far, the 27-year-old has not been able to move past the third round. But given his current form, Kyrgios is being considered one of the favorites to go all the way and lift the trophy at Flushing Meadows.

Nick Kyrgios to miss Davis Cup and Laver Cup

Nick Kyrgios is set to return home after the US Open.
Nick Kyrgios is set to return home after the US Open.

In order to spend more time with family, Nick Kyrgios has decided to give the Davis Cup a miss. The group stage of the tournament is scheduled to take place from September 13-18 in Glasgow, Bologna, Hamburg and Valencia. The knockout matches between the final four teams will be played in Spain's Malaga in November.

Earlier this month, Kyrgios also announced his withdrawal from the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, which will be held in London from September 23-25. The Australian made his decision public through an Instagram story.

"No Laver Cup for me this year. Just letting you all know. Gotta have that home time with my family and beautiful girlfriend," Kyrgios wrote.

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