Nick Kyrgios announces return date in a 'different' manner

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is set for a return to the court after taking a break from the game due to the death of his grandfather.

He will kick off his preparations for the upcoming French Open in Madrid next week, and took to social media to announce the date of his arrival in the near future.

Kyrgios posted on his Instagram page a video where he is seen doing a 'tweener' shot against Kei Nishikori in last season's Madrid Open, winning a brilliant point in the process.

The 22-year-old captioned the video saying: "Let's see if we can get it going, Madrid here we come."

The controversial Aussie had to pull out of the Millennium Open in Estoril, Portugal, where he was seeded number one and was also a semi-finalist back in 2016, as he flew back home to Canberra to attend his grandfather's funeral.

Currently ranked world number 17, Kyrgios will be hoping to quickly recoup his form and fitness before the French Open begins on May 22.

The Madrid Open will be his first competition on clay this year and the event will provide him the perfect platform to get himself ready for a major tournament like Roland Garros, as well as Wimbledon in the summer.

He was able to reach the quarter-finals of the event held in the Spanish capital last year, but his charge was halted by Nishikori, who defeated him in three sets to qualify for the next round.

Kyrgios' last appearance on the tennis court was during his nation's Davis Cup triumph in the quarter-finals in Brisbane back in April against the United States, where he registered impressive wins over Sam Querrey and John Isner.

However, he was on course of a brilliant campaign at the Miami Open in the earlier months, yet succumbed to world number four Roger Federer, who has been in sensational form since his return from injury.

Despite the rustiness of being away from the court, all eyes will be on Kyrgios when he returns in Spain, and all tennis fans will be hoping he's back to his usual entertaining self.

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