TEN OPEN KYRGIOS
Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open in Paris with an elbow injury, denying fans a spicy first-time showdown with fellow Australian Bernard Tomic.
Kyrgios had been under a fitness cloud having not played a singles match for six weeks and returning home last month for cortisone treatment for the chronic injury.
The 23-year-old on Saturday said he remained only "about 80 per cent" fit after teaming with American Jack Sock to land his maiden ATP doubles crown in Lyon.
He went behind closed doors for a practice session with Sock at Roland Garros on Sunday before pulling the pin.
Kyrgios's scratching leaves Tomic, who successfully qualified after missing direct entry, to face a lucky loser from the qualifying event.