As a result of recurring ailments that kept him out of play for most of the 2023 season, Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Australian Open for the second year in a row. This year, Kyrgios had surgery on his left knee after withdrawing from the Melbourne major.
He was defeated in his comeback match following a five-month layoff, losing to China’s Wu Yibing in the Stuttgart Open first round in June. As a result of a foot injury sustained during the theft of his car, the 28-year-old missed the French Open, and he also pulled out of Wimbledon due to a wrist ligament injury.
“This is a very disappointing time for me, but I won’t be able to compete at the 2024 Australian Open,” Kyrgios said on the online platform OnlyFans, which he joined on Friday.
“Obviously, heartbreaking. I’ve had so many amazing memories there, and I just want to really get back to playing at the top of my game and doing it right, and I need a little more time. I was so close to winning a Grand Slam. I want to make sure that my body is going to have the time it needs to come back, so please bear with me.”
As a result of his spectacular 2022 season, in which he reached Wimbledon’s final, won the Washington championship, and reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, Kyrgios began experiencing injury problems. The Australian Open main draw was revealed on Thursday, a setback for organisers. He is expected to be on TV commentary, however.
Melbourne Park will host the Australian Open 2024 from January 14-28.