Tennis is about to begin a new season and fans are already early expecting something like never before. Having finished the 2021 season only a short while ago, tennis stars like Naomi Osaka, Diego Schwartzman, and Nick Kyrgios are now back to training for the Australian summer.
The road to the Australian Open has begun, with Melbourne and Sydney gearing up for the build-up tournaments. Not only are the current champions working to defend their titles, but eager young stars are looking to dethrone them.
Naomi Osaka, Diego Schwartzman and others are putting in the work
Naomi Osaka the 4-time Grand Slam champion currently holds the crown at the Australian Open. After not having played since September owing to mental health concerns, the Japanese star will be looking to come back in an emphatic fashion.
Moreso, she’s begun practice already in LA and fans say she looks great, healthy and fit ahead of her title defense. She is one of the favorites to win the Australian Open once again next year.
Furthermore, other big tennis stars, too, have begun the grind. Former World No. 6 Maria Sakkari, too, is working hard in the gym to prepare for the next season. Sakkari last met Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open this year where Sakkari won, 6-0, 6-4.
Australian star Nick Kyrgios, who is keeping busy with his new podcast, is back to work. Hopefully, his home crowd down under will have a lot to cheer for. The Australian Open tweeted a video of how various tennis stars have been spending their off-season.
Furthermore, Argentine sensation Diego Schwartzman, too, has begun his training, working hard with his trainer. The former World No. 8 will be looking to make it back into the ATP top-10 next year and looks dead set on achieving it. Hence, his training looked tough and rigorous.
Other tennis stars are training hard for the new season
Not only is the younger generation of tennis stars training hard for 2022, but even the veterans are looking to make comebacks. Particularly, Spanish former World No. 7 Fernando Verdasco is working hard on his footwork ahead of the 2022 Australian Open.
Hence, fans are already anticipating next season to be a remarkable one. The Australian summer promises to be full of excitement and elite competition.