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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios reveals he checked into mental health ward after 2019 Wimbledon loss

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In an upcoming documentary, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios talks about checking into a psychiatric hospital following his crushing defeat at Wimbledon several years ago, Australian media reported.

Kyrgios lost to 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal in the second round of the tournament in London. In the latest episodes of Netflix’s “Break Point,” Kyrgios opened up about his mental health battles after the loss.

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In February, Kyrgios took to Instagram and wrote about how he was in a better place.

“I’m proud to say I’ve completely turned myself around and have a completely different outlook on everything. I don’t take one moment for granted,” he wrote. “I want you to be able to reach your full potential and smile. This life is beautiful.”

Nick Kyrgios in October 2022

Nick Kyrgios of Australia speaks during a press conference after defeating Chun-Hsin Tseng of Taiwan during a singles match at the Rakuten Open in Tokyo Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

The “Break Point” episodes document Kyrgios’ run to the 2022 Wimbledon final. His success at last year’s tournament brought back memories of his struggles following the 2019 edition of the Grand Slam.

Neither Kyrgios nor his representatives could be reached for comment.

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Kyrgios withdrew from this year’s French Open tournament, and his agent, Daniel Horsfall, cited a foot injury the tennis star sustained during the theft of his car.

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