A lot can change in 12 months – take Nick Kyrgios.
This time last year, Kyrgios languished outside the top 100, with much of the tennis world perhaps resigned to the prospect he would never fully realise his enormous potential.
Ranked 122 at the end of January 2022, Kyrgios enters January 2023 ranked a clean 100 spots higher, sitting at world No.22.
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Even world No.22, however, doesn’t do justice to Kyrgios’ stellar and perhaps transformative 2022 season.
Despite his loss to Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open singles – a match in which he was hardly embarrassed against the tournament favourite – Kyrgios tasted grand slam success in his fairytale run to the doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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