Nick Kyrgios - Indian Wells 2022

Can Kyrgios Come Back Stronger After Injury?

Nick Kyrgios was forced to withdraw from the 2023 Australian Open on the eve of the event due to a knee injury that required surgery. The operation was successful and he is set for a March return. With the French Open coming up in May, can Kyrgios make a full recovery and have a good 2023?

Kyrgios Misses Out on Home Tournament

Even though home favourite Kyrgios missed the tournament, the Australian Open has featured some top tennis. For anyone looking to place a bet on tennis Australian Open, Novak Djokovic is the men’s favourite at 1/5. Rafel Nadal and others will be looking ahead to the French Open even though there are some other big tournaments coming up before then.

Kyrgios has not always had the best of times in front of his home fans at the Australian Open, though he did reach the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park back in 2015. Unfortunately, he was beaten by Britain’s Andy Murray, who went on to lose in the final to Djokovic. He did manage to win the 2022 Australian Open Men’s Doubles with fellow Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Recovery Time Crucial for Kyrgios

Despite beating Djokovic in an exhibition match, the Aussie withdrew just before the competition got up and running Down Under. He later revealed that a cyst caused a tear in his lateral meniscus.

All Kyrgios can do right now is recover and make sure to come back better and stronger than ever. He has not played at the Roland Garros tournament since 2017 but has vowed to make the trip to the French capital this year. After suffering the injury setback, he is likely to be more determined than ever to head back to Paris, where he will be looking to get past the third round for the first time.

Can Aussie Build on Wimbledon Final?

Kyrgios has received plenty of media attention since breaking onto the scene after returning pro in 2013. After ten years in the game, the Canberra-born star has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons on numerous occasions, but his tennis did the talking in 2022.

Kyrgios finally lived up to his potential with an excellent run at Wimbledon last summer. He reached his first-ever Grand Slam final, eventually losing out to Djokovic. He played some sensational tennis in London, winning the hearts of the British public. Kyrgios followed that up with a quarter-final finish in the US Open, defeating Kokkinakis along the way. He finished the season in 22nd place in the singles ranking and regained the Australian No. 1 position.

After two excellent Grand Slams in a row, it was a real shame that we never got to see Kyrgios at the 2023 Australian Open. However, after a fine 2022, the Aussie ace is finally heading in the right direction and could become a Grand Slam winner in the not-so-distant future.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.