Nick Kyrgios set to miss Wimbledon 2023: Why has the 2022 edition finalist withdrawn from the Grand Slam?

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2022 runners-up Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Wimbledon 2023 – here’s everything you need to know

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Wimbledon 2023 despite initially being cleared fit to participate in the tournament.

Kyrgios was seeded No.31 after the main round draw was announced but he will now be replaced 24 hours ahead of the competition. The Australian announced his decision on social media and promised his fans that he would come back stronger after a full recovery.

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Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios was scheduled to face David Goffin in the first round of Wimbledon and will now be replaced by a player who lost during qualifying.

He wrote on Instagram: “I’m really sad to say that I have to withdraw from Wimbledon this year. During my comeback, I experienced some pain in my wrist during Mallorca. As a precaution I had it scanned and it came back showing a torn ligament in my wrist.” He further added: “I tried everything to be able to play and I am disappointed to say that I just didn’t have enough time to manage it before Wimbledon.” It remains to be seen how soon Kyrgios can recover and make a full-fledged comeback in the professional tour.

Nick Kyrgios has played only ONE professional match in 2023

Nick Kyrgios’ only professional match this year came at the Stuttgart Open in June and he lost it against China’s Yu Wibing. He struggled with a knee injury for more than six months. It was the same injury that forced him to withdraw from the Australian Open in January this year. He was forced to withdraw from the tournament just 24 hours ahead of his first-round clash.

He had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee following his withdrawal from the Australian Open and had a lengthy recovery process.

Nick Kyrgios
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If there were one tournament that Kyrgios would hate to miss, it would definitely be Wimbledon. He has always done well at the Wimbledon Championships. He made his Wimbledon debut in 2014 and scripted history by reaching the quarter-finals despite being a Wildcard entrant. He notably finished runners-up in 2022. The Australian will be absolutely gutted that he won’t be able to make it to the competition this time around.

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