Andy Murray ‘turned my son’s life around’, claims mother of Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios

Andy Murray ‘turned my son’s life around’, claims mother of Nick Kyrgios, after the Australian struggled with self-harming, alcohol and mental health issues in the years leading up to his 2022 Wimbledon final appearance

  • Nick Kyrgios came second at Wimbledon after his final defeat to Novak Djokovic 
  • The Australian admitted to suffering from several mental health issues in 2019
  • Andy Murray helped to ‘turn his life around’ according to mother Nill Kyrgios
  • Djokovic’s win over Kyrgios helped the Serb clinch his seventh Wimbledon title 

Nick Kyrgios’s mother has revealed how Andy Murray helped turn her son’s life around by raising fears that he was self-harming.

The 27-year-old Australian’s appearance in the Wimbledon final was the culmination of a recovery from serious mental health issues. 

Kyrgios has previously spoken about his struggles with alcohol, drugs and self-harm in 2019.

Nick Kyrgios came runner-up at Wimbledon 2022 following a final defeat to Novak Djokovic

Nick Kyrgios came runner-up at Wimbledon 2022 following a final defeat to Novak Djokovic

Nill Kyrgios - picture here in 2018 - claims Andy Murray helped 'turn around' the life of her son

Nill Kyrgios – picture here in 2018 – claims Andy Murray helped ‘turn around’ the life of her son

Speaking on the eve of the match to the Sydney Morning Herald, his mother Nill said: ‘The self-harming… I saw that and people told me that. I asked him about it and he didn’t want to talk about it at that time.

‘John (Morris, Kyrgios’s former manager) spoke to me that Andy is worried about Nick because he can see some evidence of self-harm. 

‘And I blame others for that. For just pressuring him, criticising him. Even people we thought might be supporting him.

The Australian admitted to suffering from struggles with alcohol, drugs and self-harm in 2019

The Australian admitted to suffering from struggles with alcohol, drugs and self-harm in 2019

Andy was reportedly worried about Nick because he could see some evidence of self-harm

Andy was reportedly worried about Nick because he could see some evidence of self-harm

‘That period was very hard. I just wanted to be next to him constantly so that I could see him… And if I can’t see him I worry about him so much that it becomes very difficult.’

Nill is unable to travel due to ill health so was back in Australia as her son battled Djokovic on Centre Court.

But she said he is now in a good place. ‘I love it,’ Nill said. ‘He’s very kind and he’s loving. He tells me he loves me every day.

‘When he was little we were so close. It’s nice to have him back. I’m happy for him. He’s happy and enjoying life and appreciating every little thing. It’s a good feeling.’

Djokovic lifted his seventh Wimbledon title after beating Kyrgios in four sets on Sunday

Djokovic lifted his seventh Wimbledon title after beating Kyrgios in four sets on Sunday

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