With these words Nick Kyrgios announced the successful outcome of the surgery on his right knee after the lateral meniscus tear, which effectively ousted him from the Australian Open. "Surgery completed. I will do everything I can to get back to my best.
To the real ones checking in and sending the vibes... Love you" Already on the occasion of the exhibition match against his new great friend Novak Djokovic, the Australian tennis player, number 19 in the world, had admitted that he was in very strong doubts.
He took advantage of that opportunity to test the strength of his knee, but a few hours before what would have been his debut in the draw against the Russian Roman Safiullin, he raised the white flag. A huge beating for Kyrgios, who had admitted that he felt he was one of the favorites for the final victory and was suffering a bit from the pressure of expectations from his crowd.
Nick Kyrgios after the surgery
"I am devastated. Here last year I won the doubles tournament, here I played the best tennis of my life, now I can only do my best to get back on the court. Right now I feel a mix of mixed emotions.
After the last Grand Slam I played, the US Open last year, I had been very hard on myself. This injury doesn't allow me to move well, the only way to solve the problem is a surgery," he said heartbroken shortly after the forfeit at the Happy Slams.
His 2023 did not therefore start in the best way. The past year had represented a great relaunch for him. In addition to the excellent tournament played at Wimbledon, where he had managed to push himself to the final, then lost against Djokovic, the volcanic 27-year-old had also won the 500m in Washington.
If the English Slam had delivered the points, Kyrgios would have won his Best ranking, stopped in the 2016 season, when he went up to 13th place. The hypothetical return for the Canberra native tennis player should take place in about a month.
The date therefore to be able to see Kyrgios again on the field is presumably March 6, when the Indian Wells Masters 1000 will be held in California. Photo Credit: Official Instagram Nick Kyrgios