Nick Kyrgios is expected to be fit to play at the Australian Open despite pulling out of a second warm-up tournament following his withdrawal from next week’s Adelaide International with an ankle injury.
Kyrgios, ranked 22nd in the world and runner-up at last year’s Wimbledon, has already missed the United Cup and will go into the Australian Open, which starts on January 16, having not played singles since the ATP event in Tokyo in October.
Adelaide International organisers confirmed on Wednesday that Kyrgios would not take part in the event at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre. “The event is clearly disappointed in this decision as would be the fans who support him, but injury happens and health is always the priority,” the organisers said in a statement. “The Adelaide International wishes Nick Kyrgios the best of luck and a quick recovery, understanding the importance of the Australian Open preparation.”