Why Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Japan Open minutes before quarter-final
Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Japan Open quarter-finals
Kyrgios was supposed to play third-seeded American Taylor Fritz
Kyrgios cited health concerns as the reason for his withdrawal
The Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Japan Open quarter-finals. Kyrgios was supposed to play third-seeded American Taylor Fritz, who will now advance to the final four.
In a press conference before the match, world number 20 Kyrgios said, "I've been playing amazing tennis all year, but it's been physically taxing. I actually was dealing with a bit of a knee issue around the US Open time, and got back home, probably didn't take enough time off, to be honest. I went straight back into training. It's heartbreaking. When the body lets you down, it's not a good feeling. It's probably in this case something overloading, rather than not being fit enough. It's almost being too excited to get on the court, and maybe training a little bit too much."
In addition to promising to return to the Japanese tournament in 2023, Kyrgios stated he still plans to play in a number of events leading up to the Australian Open in January. Kyrgios claimed his knee had "not really" been an issue in his singles or doubles matches, but it had felt "quite sore" when warming up on Friday. Kyrgios defeated Poland's Kamil Majchrzak 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round on Thursday.
In addition to concentrating on formal tennis tournaments, Nick Kyrgios is in court facing charges of domestic assault against his ex-girlfriend.
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Nick Kyrgios was granted a six-week adjournment, and the date of October 4 was set for application representation.
After an altercation with his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari in late 2021, the 27-year-old was reportedly charged with common assault. The maximum sentence for common assault is two years in prison. Nick Kyrgios and his ex-girlfriend had an ugly encounter in a hotel room in Adelaide in October 2021. As the situation escalated, the police were notified.