Australian star Nick Kyrgios revealed that he is seriously considering retirement.
Kyrgios, 28, wrote a column for The Sydney Morning Herald, saying his tennis career may be over.
“I sat down with my agent, Stuart Duguid, a couple of days ago to talk about my future,” he wrote.
“The reality is, there is a part of me that knows my time in the sport may be over. And I’m OK with that.”
“It’s a conversation that needed to be had.
Kyrgios withdrew ahead of the Australian Open, as he continues to get in shape.
He underwent two different surgeries for his knee and wrist injury.
It seems that Kyrgios is preparing for his post-playing career, as he is currently commentating on the Australian Open for Eurosport.
He conducted an on-court interview with defending champion Novak Djokovic after beat Taylor Fritz to reach the semi-finals
“I’m at a crossroads in my career and have reached a point where life after tennis is a prospect that excites me,” he said.
“I could travel the world making really good money commentating on the sport… that’s a life people wish they had.”
Kyrgios did not rule out a possible on-court return, but he declared himself unavailable for this year’s Paris Olympics.
“One thing I will guarantee, though, is that if I am fit and ready to play, I won’t be making myself available for the Olympics,” he said.