With his last match being his exciting exit from the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios will step back on the court to play at the inaugural ATP 250 grass-court tournament at Mallorca, Spain.
The event starts on the 20th of June and is organised by tournament director Toni Nadal, also the uncle and former coach of 20-time major winner Rafael.
Speaking at the tournament presentation, Nadal said the Aussie is one of the most-watched players on the ATP tour besides Big-3.
“Nick is a star on the ATP Tour. A showman. After the ‘Big 3’, he is one of the greatest tennis stars in the world, being the most followed player by the younger generations,” Toni commented.
“He is a great player who, in addition, gives a lot of show on the court. So Nick’s commitment to play in the Mallorca Championships is very important news for us.
“I hope that his presence in the tournament will bring a lot of people to come to Santa Ponça to follow him.”
Kyrgios is known to have better luck on grass courts, preferring it to red clay. The Australian’s feud with Rafael Nadal is one of the most entertaining match displays, yet he was most recently defeated narrowly by the Spaniard in the Australian Open.
The ATP Mallorca is a decent addition to the existing grass-court calendar, which has limited tournaments for fans to watch before heading into the Wimbledon Championships. The organisers are yet to reveal the complete list of players participating at Mallorca.