Nick Kyrgios wants to 'win a Slam and just retire' but admits he enjoyed 2022 season

Nick Kyrgios has jokingly suggested that he might consider retiring if he wins a Grand Slam in 2023.

While he delivered the quip as a clear joke, it would be something that wouldn't really surprise many if Kyrgios did retire immediately after winning a Slam.

Kyrgios has made it clear that he now believes that he can win a Grand Slam and therefore feels the pressure to get it done before he can quit the sport.

At the same time, Kyrgios has a distaste for some of the elements of tour life, particularly media scrutiny and press requirements.

Kyrgios made the Wimbledon final this season with an incredible run that suggested there could be more to come from the mercurial Australian.

He feels that winning a Grand Slam would fulfill his goals although he is certain that such a win would drive expectations for him even higher.

"Hopefully I can win a Slam and just retire," Kyrgios joked between matches at the World Tennis League exhibition event in Dubai.

"Would I sign again? Honestly, I don't know about it.

"It took a lot of hard work this season, a lot of discipline and it seems the better you do, everyone wants a bit more of you and it becomes more stressful.

"But I had a lot of fun this season. And I'm finally just proud to say I made a Slam final and started to meet some expectations. I had a lot of fun, I enjoyed it, definitely felt better off and on the court."

Kyrgios is enjoying the team environment of the World Tennis League exhibition which has seen him team up with men and women from other countrys.

He added: "I'm a massive fan of the team environment, I think it's pretty cool. It's a good experience for the fans and the players, not many events where I can be seen next to Rohan Bopanna and Bianca Andreescu so it's pretty cool, it gives tennis a bit of a different dynamic."

One of the big strains the tour puts on Kyrgios is being away from his family, but he has enjoyed having them with him in Dubai to celebrate an early Christmas.

"Obviously coming from Australia I don't have them with me often and I'm not going to spend Christmas in Australia, so they decided to come here and just spend a couple days here and enjoy it," he said.

"We're doing a couple things and my nephew is here, so it's pretty exciting times."

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