Nick Kyrgios Confirms Participation at US Open and Laver Cup Amid Injury Concerns

Published 08/23/2021, 11:12 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Peter Nicholls TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Finally, some good news! Fans have been devastated after getting the news of Federer and Nadal sitting out of the US Open. However, they finally get to have a smile on their face as the entertainment king, Kyrgios, has confirmed that he would be playing the upcoming US Open and the Rod Laver Cup.

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ATLANTA, GA – JULY 27: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during a match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 27, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)

Earlier, Nick Kyrgios had announced a last-minute withdrawal from the Winston-Salem event due to knee pain. He was supposed to face Britain’s Andy Murray but pulled out at the last minute, which produced mixed feelings from the fans. It also raised doubts about whether he would be able to play at the US Open or not.

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Nick Kyrgios will play in New York

Nick Kyrgios assured his fans that he would be playing the US open by sharing a post on Instagram.

The caption stated “My tennis family. I know there are ups and downs, those who struggle with me, those who get frustrated with me, those who hope for the best and those who dislike me. I want you to know that I will see you at US Open & Laver Cup. I’ll do my best to put on a show and hopefully be able to make all of you happy. I’m at peace.”

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The Australian player was last seen in the Canadian Open, where he lost to Reilly Opelka with a score of 6-4,6-7,4-6.

Washington, D.C. – AUGUST 2:
Nick Kyrgios plays during a practice set with John Millman at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. on August 2, 2021. (Photo by Michael Blackshire/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The 26-year-old has always been a player with controversies and entertainment around him. He has entertained the fans a lot with his creative way of hitting the ball. Now, with the doubts of the injury, will he be able to perform to the best of his creative abilities at the tournament? Only time will tell.

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