Nick Kyrgios out of Australian Open 2023 with knee injury: ‘Obviously devastated’ It’s brutal
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Australian Open 2023 due to knee injury He was due to play against Roman Safiulin in the opening match of the Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday.
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Australian Open 2023 due to knee injury He was due to play against Roman Safiulin in the opening match of the Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday. He will be replaced in the draw by Denis Kudla, a fortunate loser.
Kyrgios confirmed the news with his physiotherapist on Monday afternoon ahead of his Australian Open first round match. The Aussie revealed that he has a tear and a cyst in his lateral meniscus, which, while not career-threatening, could affect him if he plays the first Grand Slam of the calendar year, ignoring it for now. He is now scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery.
“It’s bad timing,” Kyrgios said. “That’s life, you know. Injuries are part of the game … I have no doubt that I will be back at my full strength.
“Obviously devastated. It’s my home race… and going into this event as one of the favorites is brutal.
It was a major blow for the world No.19, who had a turning point in the 2022 season where he failed to reach his first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open men’s doubles before losing to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon. Headline with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
It marks the defense of his doubles title with Kokkinakis, as the fellow Aussie now prepares for his singles match against Fabio Fognini in his opening match on Tuesday.