Nick Kyrgios is definitely not having the season he was hoping for. After a knee operation and struggling with his wrist, the Australian player decided to skip the entire North American swing, and he will be back in competitions, most likely only in 2024. After announcing that he would not compete in the upcoming U.S. Open, Nick Kyrgios released the following statement:
“Heartbroken about the U.S. Open. Will be back… My wrist is not ready yet to compete. But may I remind people I have a protected ranking of 21. When I choose to be back, I’ll be back where I belong.”
Kyrgios is currently ranked No. 92 after failing to successfully defend his Washington title the previous week. He is predicted to drop to outside the top 130 when the rankings are updated the following week because he is unable to successfully defend his 180 points at the Canadian Open, effectively putting him on 495 points.
Moreover, he would miss the Cincinnati Open the following week, deducting another 45 points from his total. His performance at the US Open quarterfinal last year will subtract additional 360 points from his score.
After the US Open, he will only have 90 points, which is currently sufficient for a ranking between 450 and 500.
Yet, as the 28-year-old noted, he will have a protected ranking in addition to perhaps receiving wildcard entries due to his popularity.
Nick Kyrgios in 2023
Until now, during this year the Australian owns a composed 0-1 win-loss record.
Kyrgios has scheduled to play next in Cincinnati (Western & Southern Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 13th of August.
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