‘Heartbreaking’: Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From Japan Open

Nick Kyrgios | Source: NBC SPORTS

If you are a fan of Tennis then you must know who Nick Kyrgios is. 

Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios is an Australian professional Tennis player. Right-handed Kyrgios achieved his career-high ATP singles ranking of world no. 13 at the age of 24.

But recently there is heartbreaking news that Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the upcoming tournaments. Yes, Nick addressed the crowd after withdrawing from the Japan open and also mentioned that he won’t be playing the upcoming Swiss indoors and Paris masters tournaments. 

Due to the knee injury of our Australian star player, he withdrew before his quarter-final clash with Taylor Fritz in the Japan open and had to fly to his home country Australia to rest his injured left knee. 

Kyrgios was in a strong position to challenge for the title as he was No. 5 seed while entering the Japan open. Before prevailing against Kamil Majchrzak in three sets, he oopened with a dominant win against Tseng Chun-hsin.

After his withdrawal, Kyrgios said that he is not happy with the situation as it was one of his favorite tournaments and had great memories but for him pulling out was a good option for him as he has a couple of events left in the coming year.

The worst happened when Kyrgios declared that he also withdrew from Swiss Indoors and the Paris Masters as well. However, Kyrgios mentioned that his decision was precautionary and not a serious concern. But this is a deal that he has to deal with his whole career, says Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios was due to play in both the singles and doubles and was expected to make a comeback at the ATP 500 event in Basal. 

For 2022, it looks like Kyrgios’s singles campaign is likely over. Although there are chances that he could feature at the year-end ATP finals in the doubles.

This Australian player has played so well consistently, begun to fulfill expectations and was away from all the off-court controversies.

Nicholas Kyrgios said that he didn’t take the time off and required rest when he got back home and went straight to training.

He added that he has a couple of events left and wants to perform well in those events and so pulling out is the amart option for his body, which is a smart decision.

For finals in Tokyo, Fritz is now just one match away but Canadian Denis Shapovalov stands in his way. And in the other Japan Open men’s semi-final Kwon Soon-woo will take on US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe.