'It affects you': Nick Kyrgios' X-rated confession about love life

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Nick Kyrgios, pictured here at the Australian Open in 2020.
Nick Kyrgios has opened up on his love life and relationships. Image: Instagram/Getty

Nick Kyrgios has opened up about life as a tennis player and how the constant travel affects his relationships and family.

As a professional tennis player, Kyrgios is away from home for months at a time and spends the majority of the year overseas.

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Speaking on the latest episode of his podcast 'No Boundaries', the Aussie star revealed how being away from his girlfriend can affect his on-court performance.

“With my first girlfriend, I was away from her for six months at a time,” Kyrgios said.

“When you’re trying to perform at the highest level, you start missing someone like emotionally, physically and it becomes a sexual frustration.

“I’m on court and I can’t play because I’m a bit horny, if you know what I mean.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re in an office job … If you’re not seeing your significant other, it affects you, your work, your mood, everything.

“I was the moodiest motherf***** when I was away from my missus for that long.”

Kyrgios also revealed how the constant travel affected his relationship with his family.

“My relationship with my family wasn’t great a few years ago because I was always away and didn’t have my family around me,” he said.

“I was winning, losing, going through relationship problems, dealing with other problems and I was pushing them away because you feel like the world’s against you.

“I pushed everyone who was close to me away and I fell out with people and that’s something I’d never want again.”

Nick Kyrgios, pictured here with former girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic in 2016.
Nick Kyrgios was previously dating fellow tennis star Ajla Tomljanovic. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios backtracks on Australian Open comments

Kyrgios grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons this month when he sensationally called for the Australian Open to be cancelled.

Kyrgios caused a stir after declaring the biggest event on the annual Australian sporting calendar shouldn't proceed in January if it meant forcing competitors into being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

"I don't think the Oz Open should go ahead, in my opinion. Just for the people in Melbourne, like, you've got to send a message," he said on his podcast.

"Like how long did you guys do in lockdown? Two-hundred and 75 days or something?"

The provocative stance, which upset Tennis Australia, came amid continuing uncertainty about the vaccination status of World No.1 and nine-time Open champion Novak Djokovic.

"I'm double vaxxed but I just don't think it's right to force anyone, yet an athlete, (and say) you can't come here and play because you're not vaccinated," Kyrgios said.

"(NBA star) Kyrie (Irving), Novak, these guys have given so much, sacrificed so much.

"They're global athletes who millions of people look up to and I just feel like it's so morally wrong to force someone to get vaxxed. There's other solutions around it."

But after copping backlash from government officials, fans and past and present players, Kyrgios backtracked.

"Obviously I don't want the Australian Open cancelled," he said in an Instagram post.

"To say I want it cancelled is not what I meant.

"But, at the same time, I want it done correctly and I'm sure Tennis Australia and the City of Melbourne will be looking out for people's best interests when the Australian Open goes ahead.

"Tennis has been such a big part of my life for 15 years-plus and I've given myself a lot of sacrifice every single day to this sport and I love it."

with AAP

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