Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios recently shed some light on his recovery and future plans involving a boxing fight.

The former Wimbledon winner has had a rough start to the 2023 season. Ahead of the inaugural season of the United Cup held in Auckland, the 27-year-old withdrew from the tournament, just a day ahead of his first match against Cameron Noorie. The former World No. 13 subsequently missed the Australian Open as well due to a leg injury.

The Australian recently responded to a few questions from his fans through an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Instagram. When asked about the most difficult aspect of being a professional tennis player, Kyrgios pointed to his personality.

“Honestly, me being the personality that I am… In a sport that likes to stay in a small little box,” Kyrgios wrote.

Nick Kyrgios was also about potentially being involved in a boxing match. The Australian stated that it was a possibility and that he would aim to bring in more people from the tennis world.

“Yeah… I would. I would take 90% of the cut since I’d be the draw card…. couple people I’d get in the ring with from the tennis world,” he wrote.

A fan also enquired about his recovery as the World No. 19 had to go under the table for his knee, and following surgery. The 2022 US Open quarter-finalist responded by posting a video of him working out in the gym. He also posted a few more videos of him getting in shape at the gym.

“I’m getting there! Still a long way to go, but can do some extensions… so that’s a start!”

Nick Kyrgios intends to return in time for the Indian Wells

The Australian had an impressive 2022 season as he won the Australian Open doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis. Kyrgios also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open. However, he has been plagued by injuries since the start of 2022.

In a conversation with The Herald, Daniel Horsfall, Kyrgios’ manager stated that the Australian star was eyeing a return to action at Indian Wells 2023.

“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome of it. Now, we will be pushing ahead for a speedy recovery and are aiming to see everyone at Indian Wells,” Horsfall said.

Kyrgios has been spending quality time with his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi during his time away from the sport.