Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From 2023 Roland Garros

Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From 2023 Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

Nick Kyrgios will officially skip the full clay-court season in 2023 as he withdrew from the Roland Garros.

The Australian had to undergo a surgery in January and he's been out of action since then. He skipped all three ATP 1000 clay-court events, and now it's clear that Kyrgios won't compete at the 2023 Roland Garros.

It's a tournament that he's yet to take part in since 2017, but last year, he said that he will come to Paris because his girlfriend wants to see it. However, an injury prevented him from doing that and Kyrgios officially withdrew from the tournament.

Only a few hours before his withdrawal, his agent Daniel Horsfall spoke to Sydney Morning Herald and said that the return of the 2022 Wimbledon finalist is not looking likely to happen at the Roland Garros.

"It's not looking likely. We are trying everything we can to have Nick ready on court as soon as possible."

Now we know that it's not likely at all and the Australian will probably focus on the upcoming grass-court part of the season. He signed up for the 2023 Stuttgart Open and his goal will be surely defending the last year's Wimbledon final or even improving it.

Kyrgios' decision to skip Roland Garros doesn't come as a surprise as he's really clear about the fact that he doesn't like the surface and it wouldn't be very comfortable for him to have it as first event back. Even his fellow compatriot John Millman advised him to skip it, when he said:

"Nick will be wanting matches before Wimbledon and Roland Garros could provide him with these, but I can’t help but feel he’s good enough to once again do what he’s done so many times in his career - put all his chips on the table, skip the clay and go all in for the grass. Mauresmo would love the Kyrgios show in Paris, but if I were Nick I’d be letting her calls go to voicemail."


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