Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From 2023 Italian Open in Rome

Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From 2023 Italian Open in Rome

by Zlatko Vodenicharov

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After good news, there is bad news for Nick Kyrgios as he was forced to pull out of the 2023 Italian Open in Rome.

Only yesterday, it was announced that the 27-year-old Australian will rejoin Team World for the 2023 Laver Cup. Today, another announcement came, this time marking Kyrgios' withdrawal from the 2023 Italian Open in Rome, which is an ATP 1000 event in the Italian capital on clay and runs from May 10th to 21st.

The 2022 Wimbledon finalist underwent knee surgery which was initially celebrated as a great success. Kyrgios wanted to return already at the Indian Wells, but after missing the Sunshine Double, he also missed the Madrid Open and now another ATP 1000 event will be played without the Australian.

Yet, it's not unusual for Kyrgios to skip these events. He isn't a big fan of clay and the last time he played in Madrid and Rome was in 2019, when he reached the first round in the Spanish capital, while reaching round number two in Rome.

But the talented Australian isn't the only player that knows that he won't be fit for the ATP 1000 tournament in Rome. Marin Cilic, who recently had to undergo knee surgery, joined him on the list of withdrawals.

Talented American, Jenson Brooksby, has been struggling with an injury for quite some time now after he had a wrist surgery and he's also one of the players that will miss the tournament, with Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi joining the list of the first four main draw withdrawals from the event.

The organizers of the 2023 Italian Open in Rome, also known as the Internazionali BNL d'Italia will hope the list of withdrawals doesn't grow and that they won't see the biggest stars leave the event, similar to the Madrid Open, where both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were forced to withdraw.


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