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Nick Kyrgios will miss French Open but will return in 2023 for the first time in five years

Nick Kyrgios will be absent from this year’s French Open but will feature at next year’s Roland Garros for the first time in five years.

After enjoying a fine start to the new season, Australian icon Nick Kyrgios has shared he will return home to Australia and will therefore miss this year’s French Open for the fifth successive year.

In January, Kyrgios won the Australian Open doubles title alongside close friend Thanasi Kokkinakis, before then reaching the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters where he lost to 21-time Grand Slam legend and eventual finalist Rafael Nadal.

Kyrgios then delivered a number of professional and focused performances at the Miami Open but lost to 20-year-old Italian prospect Jannik Sinner.

With the clay-court season getting underway this week, Kyrgios will compete at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, USA but will then return to Australia to recoup with his family.

Speaking to reporter Blair Henley ahead of the American clay event, Kyrgios said “next year I am going to go to Paris. I’m announcing that now, I’m going to the French Open.

“I haven’t played that in four years (this year being the fifth) so I’ll be back next year.

“My girlfriend just wants to see Paris. I mean, I’ll play the French Open as well,” he laughed.

Kyrgios may have featured this year if he had not already decided to return to Australia.

Speaking about his return home, Kyrgios said “we already decided to go home and have that time. We’re just working towards that.

“Time at home is crucial because the next trip is for three months and the time at home is so valuable.

“Especially being from Australia, you get homesick very quickly and we’re both very family-orientated, so we have to make sure that circle remains tight.”

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