Nick Kyrgios Announces Upsetting News, Raises Doubts Over Australian Open 2022

Published 01/10/2022, 2:57 AM EST
ATLANTA, GA – JULY 29: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after losing the second-to-last point in a match he ultimately lost to Cameron Norrie of Great Britain at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)


Nick Kyrgios, the World Number 114 has pulled out of the Sydney Tennis Classic after struggling with Asthma. The Australian was due to face Fabio Fognini in the first round but the latter will now face lucky loser Daniel Altmaier of Germany.

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Nick Kyrgios struggles with Asthma

Australian fans have been waiting to see their local hero back in action. However, his struggles with Asthma have kept him out of action. The Aussie, who had received a wildcard for the Sydney Tennis Classic tournament, will now sit out due to his long-standing struggles with the condition.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 05: Nick Kyrgios of Australia is seen in his match against Borna Coric of Croatia during day five of the ATP 250 Murray River Open at Melbourne Park on February 05, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Kyrgios last played at the Laver Cup in Boston last year and flew back home. The 26-year-old was given a wildcard to play the warm-up event in Melbourne. However, hours before the start of his first-round match against Alex Molcan, Kyrgios pulled out of the match and it was later revealed that he was struggling with asthma over the past couple of days.

 

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The Australian hopes to play at his ‘home’ Grand Slam

After pulling out of the Australian Open warm up tournaments, Nick Kyrgios will hope to be fit in time to play at the Australian Open 2022. Kyrgios had played only a few tournaments on the ATP tour last year. After the stint in Australia, he only appeared at Wimbledon and retired during his third-round matchup against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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During last year’s Australian Open, Nick went down fighting to Dominic Thiem of Austria in a five-set thriller. He would certainly want to better the previous stint at his ‘happy’ Grand Slam by hoping his Asthma issues do not keep him out. Will Nick Kyrgios be able to play at the Australian Open this year? Do let us know in the comments below!

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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