'I Have A Couple Of Things To Sort Out': Nick Kyrgios Admits Being A 'Better Human' Will Improve Tennis

Nick Kyrgios has confessed that becoming a "better human" will improve his tennis, but acknowledged he has a number of things to "sort out" off the court first.

His confession follows an impressive Australian Open campaign which helped the outspoken Aussie tennis sensation return to world's top 20 for the first time since August 2018.

However, he admits he is still addressing some things off-court.

Speaking to Triple M, the 24 year old said he believes the key to improving his form is becoming a better person.

"Playing my tennis has never really been a problem, I just feel like I just have to sort a couple of things out off the court," he told the radio station.

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“Here we go again.”

"I guess the last couple of months is really, I've just gained a lot of perspective.

"It's all been a big experience, obviously, with everything going on, but I just want to continue to go on the right path."

Kyrgios cut a different figure this summer, winning over skeptical Australian tennis fans with his improved attitude and role in the sport's contribution to bushfire relief with his Aces For Bushfires.

His Australian Open campaign was also absent of notable meltdowns and tantrums.

His efforts have been rewarded, having made it to the fourth round only to be toppled by world number two, and bitter rival Rafael Nadal, in a four-set thriller.

"I've got a couple of tournaments in the next month, so I'm just going to try to be better every day," he said.

"I think if I get better as a human, I think the tennis will just follow, so I guess that showed in the Aussie summer."

He will continue to make donations to bushfire relief efforts for every ace he scores during the rest of the summer.

With AAP.

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