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Aussie maverick Nick Kyrgios has signalled his intention to compete at this year's US Open after a post on Instagram.
Kyrgios skipped the US Open and French Open last year after opting not to travel outside of Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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WTA World No.1 Ash Barty echoed Kyrgios' sentiment and opted not to travel during the unprecedented times.
But with the worldwide rollout of the vaccine and the ATP schedule ramping up, Kyrgios has appeared to change his tune.
With Barty having already won the Miami Open and signalling her intent ahead of the clay-court season, Kyrgios appears ready to get back on the ATP Tour.
Kyrgios worried fans after withdrawing from Monte Carlo.
But the Aussie posted a video of him playing at the US Open and accompanied the video with the caption: "US Open, I'll see you this year."
Fans were rightfully excited to hear the news, considering Kyrgios is such a draw card around the world.
'No way," one fan wrote.
"Finally some good news! Looking forward to seeing you drip your flair all around," another fan added.
Surfer Jadson Andre posted fire emojis after the post.
Kyrgios was in good form at the beginning of the 2021 Australian Open, but was knocked in a five-set thriller against Dominic Thiem.
He hasn't taken part in a tournament since.
Barty charging ahead of French Open
Aussie Ash Barty has set up a quarter-final clash with Australian Open quarantine villain Paula Badosa after continuing her strong form in the US.
American Shelby Rogers pushed Barty all the way in their Round of 16 clash, in an almost two-hour and 30 minute battle, which ended 7-6 (7-3), 4-6 6-4 to help the Queenslander reach the quarter-finals.
Rogers, born in nearby South Carolina, was able to come from behind in the second set to level it and pushed Barty to 4-4 in the third.
But the determined Aussie won the last two games to close out the match, at the season's first clay-court event.
Barty is looking in imperious form after defending her 2019 Miami Open crown.
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