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Nick Kyrgios is OUT of the U.S. Open with wrist injury as the star Australian misses his fourth straight slam


Nick Kyrgios is OUT of the US Open with a wrist injury as the Aussie star loses his fourth straight slam

  • Kyrgios hasn’t played in a Major since last year’s iteration – he lost in the QF
  • As a result of his continued absence, Kyrgios has plummeted to world No. 92.
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Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the US Open on Thursday, meaning he will have missed all four Grand Slam tournaments this year after reaching his first major final.

Kyrgios has played in only one official singles match all season: a loss in Stuttgart, Germany, in June.

Shortly after that, he withdrew from Wimbledon, citing a wrist injury. It was at the All England Club in 2022 that Kyrgios achieved his best run at one of the sport’s four biggest events, finishing as runner-up to Novak Djokovic.

Then, at the US Open a year ago, Kyrgios made his deepest run ever at Flushing Meadows by reaching the quarterfinals. He knocked out reigning champion and No.1 seed Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round, before losing in five sets to Karen Khachanov.

The 28-year-old Australian began 2023 without participating in the Australian Open due to a left knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery.

He also missed the French Open. All the time out has resulted in Kyrgios dropping down the ATP rankings and he is currently No. 92.

Nick Kyrgios will miss his fourth straight Grand Slam title after withdrawing from this month’s US Open

Play begins in the singles main draws at the US Open in New York on August 28. The brackets will be determined on August 24.

The US Tennis Association announced the retirement of Kyrgios, along with that of Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. The USTA did not immediately give specific reasons for his absence.

Two players from Argentina moved to the men’s singles field to replace them: Facundo Díaz Acosta and Diego Schwartzman.

Hours before Kyrgios withdrew from Wimbledon in early July, he was asked at a pre-tournament news conference if he missed tennis for the entire time he was away.

‘No, I don’t miss the sport at all, to be fair. I was almost afraid to go back a bit,” she said with the hint of a smile. But it’s my job.

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