Tennis: Kyrgios Withdraws From US Open, Misses 4th Grand Slam In A Row

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Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the 2023 US Open, as his wait for a return to a Grand Slam continues due to injury. The Australian pulled out of Wimbledon in July due to a wrist injury, and missed the Australian and French Open this year through injury issues too. The 28-year-old missed his home Grand Slam with a knee injury before sitting out of Roland Garros after suffering a foot injury. Kyrgios’ time away from the sport has resulted in him dropping in the ATP rankings down to No. 92 in the world.

Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff was also announced as having withdrawn from the US Open, with Argentine pair Diego Schwartzman and Facundo Diaz Acosta moving in as their replacements in the Main Draw. Hours before Kyrgios withdrew from Wimbledon in early July, he was asked at a pre-tournament news conference whether he missed tennis during all of the time away.

“No, I don’t miss the sport at all, to be fair. I was almost dreading coming back a little bit,” he said with the hint of a smile. “But it’s my job.”

Kyrgios enjoyed the best year of his career in 2022, reaching his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon and a career-high of 11 in the world rankings. He will likely drop out of the top 100 when the world rankings are updated on Monday. The US Open takes place from 28 August-10 September in New York.

 

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