Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios hints hell never play again if he wins US Open

Nick Kyrgios has admitted he might retire from tennis if he wins the US Open this year.

And there might be no way of stopping the Australian after he produced a sensational display, beating world No1 Daniil Medvedev to reach his first quarter-final at Flushing Meadows. After reaching the Wimbledon final this year, Kyrgios has been in flying form and has his eyes on the prize at the US Open.

However, he has admitted that lifting the trophy might be the last time he takes to the tennis court. "It's the last biggest tournament of the year," said the 27-year-old. "We've got to try and just tough it out and keep pushing each other, keep being positive.

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"Next week we're going home. But three more matches potentially, then we never have to play tennis again.

"It's a great win. But I come off the court and I'm just almost relieved that it's over because there's just so much pressure every time I go out on court, so much expectation, so much unpredictability of what I can do."

Medvedev claimed victory last year at the US Open but was defeated by a rampant Kyrgios, who won 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2. However, the controversial tennis star has admitted he has struggled to cope mentally.

"I've been in some really tough situations mentally, and in some really scary places," he added.

"I just mentally struggled so hard for the first six, seven years of my career. I had great results, shocking results, try really hard, then tanking. I honestly didn't know how to deal with any of it. I beat myself up way too hard. It was unhealthy.

"I look back, it was just all a learning process to now because I've matured so much. I know the process now of what it takes to get to a final of a grand slam. Not to win it yet, but to get to the final."


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