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‘I’m Devastated’: Nick Kyrgios Has Pulled Out Of The Aus Open A Day Before He Was Set To Play

Hooly dooly, Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Australian Open a day before he was set to hit the court ‘cos of a knee injury. Per FOX Sports
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“We used the charity event against Novak [Djokovic on Friday] to see if he could compete at the highest level,” he said.

Kyrgios will go under the knife to remove the cyst and spend a few weeks recovering before the Indian Wells Masters kicks off in California in March.

“The last slam I played was the US Open and I was very hard on myself after that,” he said.

“This injury hinders my knee, it hinders my movement. The only way to fix it is to get in there.

“It’s just bad timing. That’s life, you know. Injuries are part of sport … I’m not doubting that I’ll be back to my full strength.”

Thanasi Kokkinakis 

The post ‘I’m Devastated’: Nick Kyrgios Has Pulled Out Of The Aus Open A Day Before He Was Set To Play appeared first on PEDESTRIAN.TV .

, Kyrgios made the call after an MRI showed a cyst in his knee caused by a tear in his meniscus. Ouchy. The World No. 21 announced his withdrawal at an impromptu media conference on Monday afternoon — a day before his first-round singles match against . “I’m devastated,” he said. “This is my home tournament and obviously winning the tournament in doubles and playing the best tennis of my life probably.” His physio said the injury isn’t career-threatening but Kyrgios wouldn’t have been able to play to the best of his abilities with a bung knee. “He didn’t pull up great. It’s been [a] pretty interrupted and difficult lead in. “In the last week, Nick has experienced discomfort in his knee … It was worth persevering to see if he can get back on court. “To Nick’s credit he did everything to get back on court.” He said withdrawing from the Australian Open has been “a mixture of emotions” which is, you know, absolutely fair. Praying he’ll bounce back in no time. If you need me, I’ll be mourning the opportunity to see Nick Kyrgios reunite with to defend their Australian Open doubles title.
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