Nick Kyrgios came back in the world top 20 rankings after reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open. However, he had to withdraw from the New York Open after suffering from a shoulder injury.
Organizers of the New York Open said that Kyrgios was disappointed that he can’t play in the Long Island tournament. Kyrgios told pay per head reporters that his shoulder flared up and made it hard for him to play.
American John Isner is the top seed in the event with Canadian Milos Raonic as the second seed. Raonic reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
The Disappointment of Nick Kyrgios
It was supposed to be Kyrgios’ debut appearance at the NY Open. Tennis fans expect him to be the main draws of the even. Also, sportsbook pay per head had him as the favorite to win the tournament.
He last played in his home tournament, the Australian Open. He reached the round of 16 before losing to Rafael Nadal in four sets. After withdrawing from the New York Open, he is expected to participate in the Delray Beach Open on February 17 to 23. Hopefully, his shoulder is better.
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During his Australian Open match against Nadal, Kyrgios went out wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey. It was the day the NBA legend died. He told reporters later that he never met Kobe. However, basketball is his life. He was devastated when he woke up and learned about the tragic news.
Without Kyrgios, the main draw for the NY event will be Marcos Giron. Ranked 111 in the world, he will make his first appearance in the tournament. He wants to perform well in front of the home crowd. Also, he wants to break a three-match losing skid.