Lleyton Hewitt says there is hope for Nick Kyrgios yet

You’ve been fed up with his antics both on and off the court throughout the year, but if anyone knows

You’ve been fed up with his antics both on and off the court throughout the year, but if anyone knows it is possible to turn your troubles around and win back the public it’s retired tennis player Lleyton Hewitt.

You might recall Hewitt had an at times strained relationship with both fans and rivals early in his career has revealed he has confidence in 21-year-old Kyrgios making a comeback as a more mature professional in 2017.

Kyrgios started the year on a suspended ban and is currently serving a full ban after having a meltdown at the Shanghai Masters in October. He has been ordered to undergo counselling before returning to the court.

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“I think he can win over the public,” Hewitt says.

“Obviously what happened in Shanghai was disappointing and [especially after] he made a few steps forward the week before and at the Davis Cup tie in Sydney a couple of weeks before that.”

It’s expected the Kyrgios will be joining Serena Williams at the Singapore Slammers’ Indian Tennis Premier League where they will defend their title against the UAE Royals.

While it’s unlikely the match will put Kyrgios under the same pressure as a grand slam tournament it will provide some insight into where the young tennis player is currently at.


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Former number one Hewitt, who spent the better part of a decade trying to win back the support of fans, has faith Kyrgios can make a comeback and enter the top 10. He is currently ranked 13th.

Do you think Nick Kyrgios is deserving of a second chance with the Australian public? Do you enjoy watching or playing tennis?

  1. Duncan  

    Definitely not!
    He’s had more chances than anybody, & he stil ETFs up!

    The only thing that’ll change him, is a ‘personality transplant’.

    He’s just deep down a very nasty personality, obviously spoiled rotten by his stupid parents’.
    They never said ‘no’, so he thinks he can do what HE wants!
    No Nick, that’s not the way life works!

    And he’ll NEVER learn! That why he’s got to stop being pandered to by all, & sundry, & be told very firmly, GO AWAY! We don’t want you representing Australia EVER again, as you haven’t a clue how to play the game, & ALL that that encompasses!

  2. Trish Bolton  

    No way, he has been given several chances, plus he has made it clear he doesn’t want to play tennis. Lleyton is setting himself up for a lot of heartache with this bad mouth kid and he should put his faith in a youngster that really wants to play the game.

  3. Donna  

    Hewitt’s a fool, aligning himself to this useless, immature brat of a human, in every regard!
    I thought Hewitt had ‘brains’, but obviously not, in this instance!

    Go as far away from him as possible Lleyton, he’s just ‘poison’ in every way!

    I was a Champion Tennis player, at School, & played for many years’ afterwards, & still love it!
    But I don’t watch it on the telly!

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