Nick Kyrgios’ new off-court venture adds flair to Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz showdown

The tennis world has barely seen or heard of Nick Kyrgios this season. The Australian tennis player has been struggling with knee and wrist injuries after reaching his crescendo at his first Grand Slam final in Wimbledon which he lost to Novak Djokovic. An injury crisis has led Kyrgios to drop less than 250 in the world ranking, but the Aussie revealed recently that he will be back on the court for the 2024 season.

However, before the big event at the Australian Open comes, tennis fans will get the chance to see Nick Kyrgois again, but this time as an analyst for the ATP Finals in Turin.

Kyrgios takes on new role as tennis analyst for ATP Finals

Nick Kyrgios is set to take on the role of commentator and analyst for The Tennis Channel at the ATP Finals in Turin. The candid tennis sensation promises to be a captivating analyst, thanks to his notoriety as one of the sport’s most controversial personalities over the last decade. Known for his unreserved expressions, Kyrgios often speaks his mind even when convention might dictate otherwise.

The press release confirming Nick Kyrgios will be part of the Tennis Channel coverage for the ATP Final came with an interesting description of the Aussie maverick.  “Nick Kyrgios, whose electric style of play and straight-to-the-point conversational approach have endeared him to millions of fans around the world, is joining Tennis Channel as an analyst during its coverage of the ATP Finals on November 12–19,” read the statement.

Nick Kyrgios

“It will be Kyrgios’ first time working with the network, and it will happen during the most exclusive event in men’s tennis, with just the top-eight singles players and doubles teams qualifying for the event based on points earned during the 2023 season.”

During a recent interview, Nick Krygios admitted that he can still be a threat at the top of the game if he can overcome his injury problems and get back on court. “I’ve never been a player that needs a lot of matches before playing a Grand Slam,” Nick Kyrgios said. “I’ve always been kind of on the side of not playing too much. What I’ve achieved in my career never leaves. Last year, it wasn’t that long ago really. I feel like I’m still serving as good as ever.”

ATP Finals 2023 roster finalized with Alcaraz and Djokovic in the mix

The 2023 Nitto ATP Finals is set with Alexander Zverev and Holger Rune claiming the last two spots for the season finale, which will be played at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from November 12–19. Rune and Zverev will join world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the elite field.

Rune and Alcaraz are the only two 20-and-under players who will compete in the ATP Finals for the first time since 2000, when Lleyton Hewitt (19-year-old) and Marat Safin (20-year-old) made their debuts. Four of the tennis stars on the list of those competing in Turin have won the Nitto ATP Finals before.

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic aims to break his tie with Roger Federer for the most titles in year-end championship history (since 1970). Alexander Zverev clinched the title in 2018 and 2021. Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas emerged victorious in 2019 at the age of 21, making him the youngest tournament winner since 20-year-old Lleyton Hewitt in 2001. In 2020, Medvedev lifted the trophy.

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