Again absent from Roland-Garros this year, the Australian Nick Kyrgios was indeed injured in the left foot during the armed robbery of his car in early May, as confided by his agent.
We will have to wait a little longer to see Nick Kyrgios play a match on Parisian clay again. Indeed, after having missed the last five editions of Roland-Garros, the Australian tennis player will also be forfeited this year as well (his last match at Porte d’Auteuil dates back to 2017). A blow for the current 26th in the world in the ATP ranking, who recently proclaimed his desire to replay this Grand Slam. A desire a priori linked to the fact that his current girlfriend wants to visit Paris.
If he had surgery for a cyst and a meniscus tear in January, it is not for this reason that the Wimbledon runner-up in 2022 will be absent this time… but because of the armed robbery of his car at home on May 1 in Canberra. “With everything going on, Nick lacerated the side of his left foot, we don’t know how”explained Daniel Horsfall, his agent.
Horsfall reassuring about Kyrgios’ state of health
During the incident, Kyrgios’ mother was allegedly held at gunpoint, according to local police. For his part, the Australian does not really remember how he got this injury which therefore delays his return to competition. “He couldn’t slip or go on the pitch. Every time he put on a shoe, it moved and the wound reopened. This delayed him about two and a half weeks from the schedule for his return to the court process. His knee is in fantastic condition, the procedure went well. His physical condition is excellent, Horsfall also told Reuters news agency. This terrible accident happened in the last phase of his rehabilitation. » While he has not played since last October, Kyrgios could therefore make his return for the grass season, in Stuttgart (June 12-18).