Nick Kyrgios saw his Australian Open hopes end in the most disappointing fashion when he was forced to withdraw from…
Nick Kyrgios saw his Australian Open hopes end in the most disappointing fashion when he was forced to withdraw from the competition with a knee injury.
The home favourite was set to take to the court today for his first round match with Roman Safiullin after feeling the injury following an exhibition match with Novak Djokovic on Friday.
“It’s obviously been pretty brutal before [one] of the most important tournaments of my career,” Kyrgios said. “It hasn’t been easy at all.”
“I’m devastated obviously. It’s like my home tournament. I’ve had some great memories here,” Kyrgios said.
“Obviously last year winning the title in doubles and playing the best tennis of my life probably. Then going into this event as one of the favourites, it’s brutal.”
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