2023 French Open: Nick Kyrgios to miss Roland Garros with lingering knee issue

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has actually formally taken out of the French Open, missing his 2nd Grand Slam competition of the season. He has actually not contended at Roland Garros because 2017, and his last expert competition remained in October 2022 at the Japan Open. 

Kyrgios missed out on the 2023 Australian Open after he suffered a left knee injury that led him to have arthroscopic surgical treatment in January. Originally, he was just anticipated to miss out on 3 or 4 weeks however it appears he is still not 100% all set to play.

“We are trying everything we can to have Nick ready on court as soon as possible,” Kyrgios representative, Daniel Horsfall, informed The Sydney Morning Herald.

Although he is not understood to be a big fan of clay competitions, Kyrgio stated this past December that he wished to contend in the 2023 French Open due to the fact that his sweetheart, Costeen Hatzi, wished to go to Paris. That was a change of mind from the viewpoint he voiced in 2021, stating the French Open is “the worst slam.”

The 28-year-old has actually been going through a bumpy ride. On Tuesday, he shared on Instagram that his granny had actually died.

“Seems like I can’t catch a break right now…… RIP Yiayia, the best we could ask for. Go enjoy your time with Papou now,” he composed.

Kyrgios is presently No. 26 in the ATP standings. He has yet to win a Grand Slam title, however he came close in 2015 as he made it to the Wimbledon last, prior to losing to Novak Djokovic.

The 2023 French Open primary draw is set to begin on May 28. All eyes are presently on Rafael Nadal to see if he is lastly all set to go back to the court after suffering a hip injury at the Australian Open which led to an early exit. Nadal just recently refused a wild card deal for the Challenger competition in Bordeaux, however he has actually been practicing and has actually not taken out of Roland Garros.

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