Nick Kyrgios Outlines Planned Return Date As He Spends $180K On A New Car
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has vowed to be fully fit in time for the final grand slam of the year after injury forced him out of Wimbledon.
The 22-year-old was only able to play two sets in the first round at SW19 before retiring with a hip injury. Kyrgios has been troubled by his hip throughout the clay-court season and an awkward fall at the Aegon Championships leading up to Wimbledon worsened the situation.
Kyrgios is back in Australia undergoing rehab. His aim is to be pain-free in time for the US Open, a tournament he describes as ‘one of his favourites.’ Last year in New York he was forced to quit during his third round match against Illya Marchenko. Similar to Wimbledon, the retirement was due to his hip.
“I’m doing rehab everyday, and I’m aiming for Washington (Citi Open) in a couple of weeks,” Kyrgios told 9 News.
“If everything keeps going there’s no reason why I can’t be playing healthy in the next few weeks.”
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) 9 July 2017
This season the world No.20 is yet to win a title, but has still enjoyed some strong results. Earlier in the year he produced back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic before reaching the semifinals at the Miami Masters.
Kyrgios’ luxury car
As well as working hard on his fitness, the Australian has also made a hefty purchase. Recently he departed with AUS$180,000 to purchase a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. A car the boasts 700-plus horsepower. It is reported that he first saw the Car in Miami and was drawn to it.
“I was instantly attracted to it,” he said about his new car.
“It’s a very powerful car. It can do some great things, but at the same time you’ve got to be responsible in it. I know that I have to be very careful in it,” he said.
Before the vehicle was shipped to Australia, it had to be modified to meet the country’s standards. So far in his career, the 22-year-old has earned just over US$4.5 million in prize money.
If all goes to plan, Kyrgios will return to action in the first week of August at the Citi Open. He is set to be one out of seven top-20 players participating. Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori are the two highest ranked players currently entered in the tournament.