Nick Kyrgios Has pulled out of the French Open starting later this month after undergoing knee surgery, further delaying his return to competition, according to the French Tennis Federation.
The 28-year-old Australian had an impressive second half of 2022, winning a title in Washington in August and reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open the following month, having contested her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon earlier in the year.
But pain in his knee forced him to withdraw from Japan Open kicked out of his house majorAustralian Open, to undergo surgery in January.
Kyrgios, ranked 26th in the world, has not played a competitive event this year and will now miss Roland Garros, where he did not appear since the 2017 edition.
Daniel Horsfall, who manages Kyrgios, told the Sydney Morning Herald earlier on Tuesday that Kyrgios was “unlikely” to go to Paris.
“We are doing everything we can to get Nick back on the court as soon as possible,” Horsfall said.
Was ready to play an exhibition match against Kyrgios holger rune in Denmark the following week but apologized to fans on Instagram.
The French Open, the second Grand Slam of the season, will run from May 28 to June 11.