Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From 2023 US Open

Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From 2023 US Open

by Erik Virostko

Nick Kyrgios won't be competing at the 2023 US Open as he also withdrew from the fourth Grand Slam of the season.

In the tempestuous world of professional tennis, Nick Kyrgios has long been a tempest of his own kind. Dynamic on court, vocal off it, and always playing matches that entertain fans, the Australian maverick’s career has been a rollercoaster.

In 2022, it seemed Kyrgios had finally harnessed his storm, making waves for his on-court prowess rather than his fiery demeanor. His journey to the Wimbledon final, a title at the Citi Open in Washington, and a quarter-final run at the US Open bore testament to a year of professional zenith.

Yet, 2023 paints a contrasting canvas – one that offers a somber palette of battles with injuries and the relentless tests of time and patience. Most recently, the Australian withdrew from the 2023 Cincinnati Masters, and soon, a withdrawal from the 2023 US Open followed.

Kyrgios announced the news on social media, saying that his wrist was not yet ready to compete. Moreover, the 2022 Wimbledon finalist once again reminded fans that he has a protected ranking and that he will be back.

"Heartbroken about the US Open. Will be back… My wrist is not ready yet to compete. But may I remind people I have a protected ranking of 21. When I choose to be back, I’ll be back where I belong."

The absence from the New York Grand Slam marks already Kyrgios' fourth consecutive missed major, and he will want to stop the streak at the next possible event, which is the 2024 Australian Open.

The Australian always loved to perform well at the home Grand Slam in front of the Australian fans, and he showed that in 2022, winning the doubles title along with his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis. In 2024, he may stage a triumphant comeback in Melbourne.


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