TENNIS terror Nick Kyrgios is giving himself an extended Christmas break and pulling the curtain on what has been a rollercoaster 2015 season.
The talented Canberra youngster, 20, has confirmed he won’t play at next week’s Paris Masters due to an arm injury.
“Another year in the books. #SeasonOver #Thanks,” Kyrgios tweeted today.
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He started the year on a high, reaching the quarter finals of the Australian Open and quickly become the country’s new golden boy – a well-grounded alternative to fiery Gold Coaster Bernard Tomic.
But then there came a number of on-court blow-ups and inappropriate sledging. A comment made to Swiss rival Stan Wawrinka made global headlines and well and truly took the shine from his image.
His game also seemed to suffer, he was knocked out of the French Open in the third round, Wimbledon in the fourth and didn’t even survive his first encounter at the US Open.
Kyrgios is currently ranked 30 in the world (down from 25 earlier in the year), a decent improvement on how he finished 2014 (ranking 52).