Nick Kyrgios ready to ‘put on a good show’ for Canadian fans as he accepts Toronto wildcard

Nick Kyrgios theatrics

Nick Kyrgios will continue his North American hard-court swing in Toronto next week after accepting a wildcard entry into the Canadian Open.

After making his return from an abdominal injury at Atlanta last week, Kyrgios continued his comeback at the Citi Open this week, but went down in straight sets in the opening round.

He will continue his preparation for the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, as he will play at the ATP Masters 1000 event at Aviva Centre.

“I’m really pleased to be playing in Toronto this year,” the Australian said. “I’ve always enjoyed my time in Canada and have great memories of playing there. Hopefully I can play well and put on a good show for my Canadian fans.”

The 26-year-old was downcast after his defeat to Mackenzie McDonald in Washington on Tuesday as he admitted that he feels like he has lost his joy for tennis, adding that he no longer “feels the pressure” during crucial moments.

The Canadian Open runs from August 9-15 with world No 2 Daniil Medvedev set to be the top seed with Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Roger Federer, Denis Shapovalov , Pablo Carreño Busta and Casper Ruud set to complete the top 10.