Andy Murray ‘changed my son’s life’, claims Nick Kyrgios’ mum, after the Aussie struggled with self-harm, alcohol and mental health issues in the years before his final Wimbledon appearance in 2022.
- Nick Kyrgios came second at Wimbledon after his final loss to Novak Djokovic
- The Aussie admitted to suffering from several mental health issues in 2019
- Andy Murray helped ‘transform his life’ according to his mother Nill Kyrgios
- Djokovic’s win over Kyrgios helped the Serb clinch his seventh Wimbledon title
Nick Kyrgios’ mum has revealed how Andy Murray helped turn her son’s life around by raising fears 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 opened up about his struggles with alcohol, drugs and self-harm in 2019.
Nick Kyrgios came second at Wimbledon 2022 after a final loss to Novak Djokovic
Nill Kyrgios claims Andy Murray helped ‘transform’ the life of his Wimbledon runner-up son
Speaking on the eve of the game to Sydney Morning Herald, her mother Nill said: ‘Self-harm…I saw that and people told me. I asked him the question and he didn’t want to talk about it at the time.
“John (Morris, former Kyrgios manager) told me Andy was worried about Nick because he could see evidence of self-harm.
“And I blame others for that. For just pressuring him, criticizing him. Even the people we thought might support him.
Murray (L) was reportedly worried about Kyrgios (R) as he could see evidence of self-harm
The Aussie admitted to suffering struggles with alcohol, drugs and self-harm in 2019
“This period was very hard. I just wanted to be near him constantly so I could see him… And if I can’t see him, I worry so much about him that it becomes very difficult.
Nill is unable to travel due to health issues so she was back in Australia as her son took on Djokovic on center court.
But she said he’s in a good place now. “I love it,” Nill said. “He’s very nice and he loves. He tells me he loves me every day.
“When he was little, we were so close. Good to see him again. I’m happy for him. He is happy and enjoying life and appreciates every little thing. It’s a good feeling.
Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon title after beating Kyrgios in four sets on Sunday
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