“My wrist is not ready yet to compete” – Nick Kyrgios withdraws from the US Open

Nick Kyrgios will miss his fourth consecutive Grand Slam this year, with the Australian withdrawing from the US Open 2023 today due to a wrist injury

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The anti-climatic year of Nick Kyrgios continues, with news coming today that the Australian will not be competing in the 2023 US Open later this month.

After a breakout season in 2022 which saw Kyrgios make the final of Wimbledon, win the Washington Open and make the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows, the 28-year-old has now only played one ATP-level match in 2023.

Initially, a knee injury and subsequent surgery kept the Australian sidelined at the beginning of the year. However, his Tour comeback was delayed even further by a torn wrist ligament—the injury that is preventing him from taking part in the US Open this season.

While the official announcement about Kyrgios’ withdrawal was made by the US Open, the Australian also posted on his Instagram explaining the decision:

“Heartbroken about the US Open. Will be back… My wrist is not ready yet to compete.

But may I remind people I have a protected ranking of 21. When I choose to be back, I’ll be back where I belong.”

This will be the fourth Grand Slam in a row that Kyrgios has failed to participate in. Will the Australian Open be the scene of an epic Kyrgios comeback in 2024, or yet another anti-climax?

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