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Monday 20 November 2017

Kyrgios: Grief held me back

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Australia's Davis Cup team (R/L) captain Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Jordan Thompson and John Peers pose as they attend the opening ceremony during the Davis Cup World Group semi-final match between Belgium and Australia in Brussels on September 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Australia's Davis Cup team (R/L) captain Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Jordan Thompson and John Peers pose as they attend the opening ceremony during the Davis Cup World Group semi-final match between Belgium and Australia in Brussels on September 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios admits he has not fully committed to his career since the death of his grandmother two years ago.

The Australian, ranked 20th in the world, said: "I didn't get to spend the time with her I wanted to and tennis was the reason for that. It kept me away from her. It's something that still gnaws away at me.

"If I'm honest, I'd say I haven't committed to tennis the way the game needs me to since she died."

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