Tennis player Nick Kyrgios from Australia stated he was “very shattered” to have to skip the Atlanta Open. Kyrgios was due to play Peter Gojowczyk on Tuesday in the opening round of the Atlanta tournament.
Kyrgios did make an appearance on the court, but he only did so to apologize to his supporters who had purchased tickets to see him play and to announce his withdrawal. Kyrgios, who on Monday won his opening match in the Atlanta doubles competition partnering Thanasi Kokkinakis, withdrew due to a knee issue, claiming he was “unable to give out my best effort.”
According to Tennis365, Kyrgios remarked, “I just want to express that I’m incredibly devastated that I’m not able to compete tonight.” I’ve won this competition before, and right now I’m playing some of my greatest tennis ever.
All I wanted to do was show you guys what I could do, but I’m not in the finest physical condition right now to perform to the best of my ability. I’m really sorry, but I’m going to hold out hope that I might still be able to play doubles with Thanasi this week.
Kyrgios is unwilling to jeopardize the remainder of the US Open series.
Kyrgios was named the winner of the wildcard for the Masters competitions in Montreal and Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Masters begins on August 14, while the Montreal Masters begins on August 7.
The two forthcoming Masters tournaments, as well as the US Open, are Kyrgios‘ primary priorities. Kyrgios had a fantastic grass season, earning his maiden Grand Slam final at Wimbledon after making back-to-back semifinal appearances at Stuttgart and Halle.
Even though Kyrgios may not have won his maiden Grand Slam singles championship at Wimbledon, many people think he should be among the favorites to win the US Open. In the month before the US Open begins, it will be interesting to observe how Kyrgios performs leading up to the year’s last Grand Slam.