Australian Tennis Player Nick Kyrgios Pulls Out of Wimbledon 2023 Due to Wrist Injury
Location: All England Club, Dates: 3-16 July
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Kyrgios, 28, runner-up in the previous year’s men’s singles to Novak Djokovic, has participated in just one tournament this year due to a knee injury requiring surgical treatment. On Sunday evening, he revealed the unfortunate news that a ligament in his wrist was torn during his return to the game.
“It’s with heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from this year’s Wimbledon,” he shared on his Instagram profile.
“Despite my best efforts to recover post-surgery and reenter the Wimbledon courts, a pain in my wrist during my recovery week in Mallorca has made it impossible.”
“Upon having it checked, the scan confirmed a torn ligament in my wrist. Despite trying everything to play, I regret to say that there wasn’t enough time to manage the injury before Wimbledon. I promise to return and, as always, I’m grateful for the support from all my fans.”
Kyrgios, who was the 30th seed in the SW19, was originally scheduled to compete against Belgium’s David Goffin in the first round.
In response to Kyrgios’ sudden departure, Wimbledon expressed their well wishes for his quick recovery on social media. “We’re sorry to hear about your injury, Nick Kyrgios. We wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to your return to our courts next year,” they tweeted.
Kyrgios’s season has been marked by injuries, starting with his withdrawal from the Australian Open in January, a decision made the day before the tournament that left him “devastated”. A subsequent surgery to remove a cyst in his meniscus prevented him from returning to competitive action until June.
He faced a first-round defeat to China’s Wu Yibing at the Stuttgart Open, struggling with his performance during a straight-set defeat, and then withdrew from the Halle Open the following week.
Despite his setback, Kyrgios spent the past week practicing at the All England Club, noting that his body felt “OK” after matches against fellow Australian Jordan Thompson and American Maxime Cressy.
Kyrgios, who is known for his dynamic tennis as well as his passionate demeanor, had his first major final at last year’s Wimbledon. Despite winning the first set, he ultimately lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic.
Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram, three-time major men’s doubles champions, were expected to compete against Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in their first doubles match.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nick Kyrgios Withdrawal Wimbledon 2023
Why did Nick Kyrgios withdraw from Wimbledon 2023?
Nick Kyrgios withdrew from Wimbledon 2023 due to a wrist injury. He had been dealing with a knee injury earlier in the year that required surgery, and the wrist injury was a setback in his recovery process.
How did Nick Kyrgios sustain the wrist injury?
Nick Kyrgios tore a ligament in his wrist during his comeback to competitive tennis. He experienced pain in his wrist during his recovery week in Mallorca, which led him to have it scanned. The scan confirmed the torn ligament.
Has Nick Kyrgios been dealing with other injuries this year?
Yes, Nick Kyrgios has had a challenging year with injuries. He pulled out of the Australian Open earlier in the year due to a knee injury that required surgery. This was followed by a cyst removal in his meniscus. These injuries limited his participation in tournaments leading up to Wimbledon.
Will Nick Kyrgios be able to return to Wimbledon in the future?
Nick Kyrgios expressed his disappointment at not being able to compete in Wimbledon this year but assured fans that he would be back. While it is uncertain when he will return to the tournament, he remains determined to make a comeback in the future.
How did Nick Kyrgios perform at Wimbledon last year?
In the previous year’s Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios reached the final in the men’s singles, where he faced Novak Djokovic. Despite winning the opening set, he ultimately lost in four sets to Djokovic. His performance garnered attention and showcased his talent on the prestigious Wimbledon stage.
More about Nick Kyrgios Withdrawal Wimbledon 2023
- BBC Sport: Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Wimbledon with wrist injury
- Nick Kyrgios Instagram post about his withdrawal from Wimbledon
- Wimbledon official Twitter account’s response to Kyrgios’ withdrawal
- BBC Sport: Nick Kyrgios’ injury-hit season and previous withdrawals
- Wimbledon official website for schedule, prize money, and coverage details
- Stuttgart Open official website for Kyrgios’ first-round defeat
- Halle Open official website for Kyrgios’ withdrawal
- Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon win against Kyrgios last year