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Nick Kyrgios Opens Up About Psychiatric Ward Stay After 2019 Wimbledon Defeat

Nick Kyrgios has revealed that he was admitted at a London psychiatric ward after contemplating ending his life after he lost to Rafael Nadal at the 2019 Wimbledon.


The world number 25 said the four set defeat was the lowest point of his career. Nick who is otherwise known as the bad boy of tennis revealed his ordeal in the Netflix tennis reality show ‘Break Point’ and how he had been dealing with mental issues prior to his hospitalization.

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Kyrgios harmed himself that year, specifically on his arms, to the point that he had to wear sleeves to cover up his scars.

”I lost at Wimbledon. I woke up and my dad was sitting on the bed, full-blown crying. That was the big wake-up call for me. I was like: OK, I can’t keep doing this. That’s how i ended up in a psychiatric hospital .My whole arm was covered in scars. That’s why I actually got my arm sleeve. To cover it all.

”I was drinking, abusing drugs, lost my relationship with my family, pushed all my close friends away.”

he confessed.

In the Netflix show, Kyrgios manager, Daniel Horsfall speaks out on how the player couldn’t control his emotions and how that became the toughest time of his career.

Kyrgios wrote a lengthy Instagram post in February last year about his mental health struggles, at the end of which he said he was in a much better place.

The 28-year-old hasn’t played in any Grand Slam tournaments this year. He withdrew from the Australian Open in January with a knee injury. He then withdrew from the French Open after he sustained a foot injury during a robbery  that led to his mother being held at gunpoint.

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