Nick Kyrgios reveals suicidal thoughts after 2019 Wimbledon defeat

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Nick Kyrgios has revealed he contemplated committing suicide and was admitted to a psychiatric ward in London, the United Kingdom, after his 2019 loss at Wimbledon.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, in a new episode of the Netflix documentary Break Point, Kyrgios described in detail the despair he felt after his second-round, four-set loss to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

“I was genuinely contemplating if I wanted to commit suicide,” Kyrgios said.

“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. I ended up in a psych ward in London to figure out my problems’.”

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios during the filming of Break Point. CREDIT: Netflix.

The tennis player wore a white sleeve on his right arm to hide the wounds of his self-harm while on the court during the 2019 tournament. He describes the period as “the lowest point of my career.”

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

Kyrgios has since gotten a sleeve tattoo of the late Kobe Bryant which covers almost his entire arm.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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