Nick Kyrgios - Australian Open 2023

Nick Kyrgios continues absence and withdraws from US Open

Nick Kyrgios has officially confirmed that he will not compete at any of the Grand Slams this year, with the Australian still struggling with injury.

Kyrgios has had a torrid year with injuries, with three separate issues keeping him away from the four biggest events on the tennis calendar.

The 28-year-old was kept out of his home major with a knee injury that he ended up having arthroscopic surgery on.

He was then set to make a shock return to Roland Garros for the first time since 2017, but sustained a foot problem during an armed robbery on his family home in Canberra.

Kyrgios did make his return to the ATP tour on the grass of Stuttgart after eight months away, losing in straight sets to Yibing Wu.

However, after obtaining a wrist injury Kyrgios withdrew from Wimbledon and the hard court events in Washington D.C, Atlanta, Toronto, Cincinnati and now the US Open.

Kyrgios achieved his best result in New York last year by reaching the quarter-finals, where he was beaten by Karen Khachanov.

His withdrawal from the final major of the year means that he will be replaced in the draw by former top 10 player Diego Schwartzman.

Nick Kyrgios and the points left on his ATP ranking

With Kyrgios confirmed to be missing the entire US Open hard court swing, it appears likely that he will fall of the ATP rankings completely.

However, when he does eventually return he is likely to have the option of using a protected ranking with maybe even the possibility of wildcards.

Here is the full detail of his ranking situation:

Current ATP ranking: No.92

Remaining points: 675

Montreal 2022: Quarter-finalist (180 points)

Cincinnati 2022: Second Round (45 points)

US Open 2022: Quarter-finalist (360 points)

Tokyo 2022: Quarter-finalist (90 points)

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.