Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open as knee harm restoration continues
Nick Kyrgios will miss the French Open as he continues his restoration from a knee harm that compelled him out of the Australian Open earlier this yr.
- Nick Kyrgios has not performed an ATP match since October final yr
- He has not performed the French Open since 2017, however was set to return this yr
- Kyrgios mentioned it “looks like [he] cannot catch a break proper now” as he revealed his grandmother had died
The 28-year-old had surgical procedure on the harm in January however has not recovered in time to play the clay court docket grand slam event, which begins on Could 28.
Kyrgios has not performed the second main of the yr since shedding to Kevin Anderson because the 18th seed within the second spherical in 2017.
The floor just isn’t his favorite, preferring quicker grass and laborious courts, and Roland-Garros is the one slam the place he has by no means gone previous the third spherical.
Regardless of his indifference to the event and the floor, Kyrgios had flagged that he would probably return to the French Open as a result of girlfriend Costeen Hatzi wished to see Paris.
The information of Kyrgios’s withdrawal was damaged by Portuguese tennis journalist José Morgado on Twitter, with the French Tennis Federation confirming to Reuters.
Kyrgios can be this week mourning the demise of his grandmother, saying on Instagram: “Looks as if I am unable to catch a break proper now.
“RIP Yiayia, one of the best we may ask for. Go get pleasure from your time with Papou now.”
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Kyrgios has frequently spoken concerning the impression and significance of his household to him, struggling along with his mom’s sickness just lately and selecting to maintain a much less intense ATP schedule so he can spend extra time in Canberra.
In February, a cost of widespread assault towards him was dismissed regardless of an earlier plea of responsible within the ACT Magistrates Court docket.
He’s at the moment ranked twenty sixth on the planet however has not performed on the ATP tour since a event in Tokyo final October.