‘I’m devastated’: Kyrgios out of the Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Australian Open 24 hours before his opening match of the tournament.

Kyrgios called an impromptu press conference on Monday afternoon, where he revealed that he wouldn’t play in his home grand slam.

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Australian Open.Credit:Getty Images

“I’m devastated,” Kyrgios said. “This is my home tournament and obviously winning the tournament in doubles and playing the best tennis of my life probably. All I can do is my best to come back.”

His physiotherapist Will Maher explained how much discomfort Kyrgios has been in.

“We used the charity event against Novak to see if he could compete at the highest level,” Maher said.

“He didn’t pull up great. It’s been pretty interrupted and difficult lead in. In the last week, Nick has experienced discomfort in his knee. There’s a small tear in his lateral meniscus. It was worth persevering to see if he can get back on court. To Nick’s credit he did everything to get back on court.”


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