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Gutted Aussie tennis fans have applauded Nick Kyrgios for pulling out of next month's Laver Cup to spend time at home with his family, with his mother Norlaila still suffering from failing kidneys.
The Canberran is very close with his family - including brother Christos, sister Halimah and father Giorgos - and has previously revealed he didn't know how long he had left in tennis as he grappled with the desire to spend more time with them.
He announced he would be skipping this year's Laver Cup on social media to be by their side.
Nick Kyrgios with his mother Nill, who is battling with serious health issues
'No Laver Cup for me this year!!! Just letting you all know. Gotta have that home time with my family and beautiful girlfriend,' Kyrgios wrote on his Instagram story.
Kyrgios has previously revealed his mother was battling failing kidneys, while brother Christos also said she has had heart issues in the past.
Norlaila is set to receive a kidney from husband Giorgos, provided the pair are compatible.
Nick Kyrgios announced on social media that he will not be playing in the Laver Cup, which is due to take place in September, this year
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