Nick Kyrgios, for the fifth consecutive time, is set to miss a Grand Slam tournament, confirming his absence from the upcoming Australian Open due to ongoing injury woes. In a heartfelt social media announcement, the 28-year-old expressed his disappointment, acknowledging that this setback was particularly disheartening for him, given his strong connection to the event. Last year, he had already missed his home Grand Slam due to knee surgery, and this year's injury concerns have extended his absence from multiple majors.
The Australian tennis star's bid to return to the court for the 2024 Australian Open has been dashed as his recovery process hasn't allowed him to compete at the top level. Expressing his regret at missing out on the tournament, Kyrgios highlighted the significance of giving his body the necessary time to heal properly to ensure his return is at his peak performance level.
Kyrgios's absence marks the continuation of his struggles with injuries that have hampered his consistent participation in major tournaments. Despite a promising 2022 campaign that saw him reach the Wimbledon final and exhibit strong performances in various events, injuries have plagued his subsequent Grand Slam appearances, culminating in his withdrawal from the 2024 Australian Open.
The absence of Kyrgios from the Australian Open draw, compounded by his social media announcement, confirmed speculations surrounding his non-inclusion, highlighting his ongoing battle with injuries and his earnest desire to recover fully before returning to the competitive tennis circuit.