The Wimbledon runner-up withdraws from Australian Open due to a knee injury
Kyrgios is one of the favourites for upcoming Australian open after reaching his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon last summer. But the Australian no. 1 has ended his country’s 47-year wait for a homegrown men’s champion at the Australian Open when he was forced to pull out of the tournament with a knee injury on Monday
He played a charity match against Novak Djokovic on Friday and did not indicate his participation in the Australian open. After three days he cleared all the doubt about his participation in the tournament wen he called an impromptu press conference on Monday afternoon where he said he was “devastated” to have to withdraw due to a small tear in his lateral meniscus (knee).
Kyrgios said: “I’m devastated, obviously. It’s my home tournament. I’ve had some great memories here. Obviously, last year winning the title in doubles and playing the best tennis of my life probably.
“Then going into this event as one of the favourites, it’s brutal. All I can do now is just look forward, do what I need to do and come back.”