Nick Kyrgios’ return date remains up in the air as the Australian continues his recovery from surgery.
“We are trying everything we can to get Nick back on court as soon as possible,” Kyrgios’ agent Daniel Horsfall told the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday morning.
However, it was belatedly confirmed that he will not be playing the clay court Grand Slam at Roland Garros on May 28.
Kyrgios was adamant last year that he would play at Roland Garros in 2023. His girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi, “wanted to see Paris.”But his return to the French capital was again put on ice.
Indeed, the 27-year-old has had his entire 2023 season on ice as he has not played in a singles match on the ATP Tour since last October, when he withdrew from his quarter-final match against Taylor Fritz due to knee problems. .
He then played three matches in the ATP Finals doubles with Tanasi Kokkinakis – as the pair progressed through the round-robin stage – before setting his sights on the 2023 season Down Under.
After an exhibition match against Novak Djokovic at Rod Laver before the Australian Open, he pulled out of the season-opening Grand Slam with a troubled knee and underwent surgery on his first return date in March, but that schedule came through. And Kyrgios went undefeated on the Sunshine Double.
He told his fans on social media in mid-April that his recovery might not be going as planned: “Right now I’m taking it day by day with my knee and building loads… trying to get back to where I was.” “
It is still unclear whether the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up will be fit for his grass-court debut, but he is booked to play in an exhibition event against Holger Run in Denmark in May. He is also expected to play. at the UTS Ultimate Tennis Show in Los Angeles in July.
In the build-up to Wimbledon last year, he played three tournaments – Stuttgart, Halle and Mallorca. He then defeated the likes of Stephen Tsitsipas along the way to reach the final of the Masters Grand Slam before losing to Novak Djokovic.
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