Nick Kyrgios admits to self-harming in talk about mental struggles

Nick Kyrgios has opened up on his self-harming struggles three weeks on from his Australian Open men's doubles victory in Melbourne.

Three weeks after the biggest success of his life, Nick Kyrgios opened up about some of the darker times in his life. Known as someone who always keeps it real, Kyrgios opened up about his mental struggles on social media explaining that he used to self-harm in the past. It's not the first time Kyrgios spoke about his mental struggles advocating for a more open approach to the issue.

He said:

“I have self-harmed, was having dark thoughts about life. I always have my back and have all the confidence in the world. I lean on my loved ones.”

Kyrgios further said:

“My relationship with my family wasn't great a few years ago because I was always away and didn't have my family around me. I was winning, losing, going through relationship problems, dealing with other problems and I was pushing them away because you feel like the world’s against you. I pushed everyone who was close to me away and I fell out with people and that's something I'd never want again."

He also noted that the biggest challenge in tennis is the mental part:

“That’s why tennis is so hard in my opinion. The mental game is ridiculous."

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