Nick Kyrgios’ crew put the record straight on injury

Nick Kyrgios pleased Credit: Alamy
Nick Kyrgios pleased Credit: Alamy

Nick Kyrgios’ manager has commented on the star’s withdrawal from the United Cup and Adelaide International.

Daniel Horsfall, told Australian publication The Age that Nick Kyrgios made the decision to withdraw from Adelaide in consultation with physiotherapist Will Maher.

Horsfall added that he hopes that media speculation regarding the condition of his client will be put to bed.

He has insisted that there is ‘no doubt’ that Nick Kyrgios will be fit to take his place in the Australian Open field.

“We are very excited and working every day to make sure we’re ready for the Australian Open,” Horsfall told The Age.

“A lot of people were upset after he pulled out of the United Cup, but I hope they now realise the injury is genuine. I wish more people would ask questions before putting in their two cents.”

Adelaide International organisers confirmed that Kyrgios would not be making an appearance in South Australia this season.

“The event is clearly disappointed in this decision, as would be the fans who support him, but injury happens and health is always the priority,” Adelaide International tournament director Alistair MacDonald said.

“The Adelaide International wishes Nick Kyrgios the best of luck and a quick recovery, understanding the importance of the Australian Open preparation.”

Kyrgios has been offered a few choices regarding preparation for the Australian Open.

Organisers of the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne have offered Kyrgios a slot on their schedule.

Meanwhile, a very illustrious hitting partner has also offered his services to Kyrgios.

Novak Djokovic has offered to face Nick Kyrgios in a practice match ahead of the Australian Open.

The pair faced off in a memorable Wimbledon final and the experience has brought the men closer together.

The Australian Open will be the first tournament since the 2022 Championships Wimbledon that will see both Djokovic and Kyrgios in the field.

Kyrgios will be out to have his career-best Australian Open tournament, bettering his effort from 2015 when he reached the last eight, a result he has since been unable to match.

The World No 22 is currently encamped at his home-base in Canberra but he is expected to make his way to Melbourne in the near future.

He will want to continue his recent good form at the Majors but his physical condition will be in question when he lines up in Melbourne.

Kyrgios will also team with Thanasi Kokkinakis to defend the Australian Open doubles titles.

The draw for the Australian Open takes place next week while the main draw gets underway on Monday, 16 January 2023.

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