Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Indian Wells Masters. Kyrgios, now ranked at No. 95 in the world, won't be making his fifth Indian Wells appearance this year. Kyrgios debuted at the Indian Wells Masters in 2015, when he lost in the second round.
Kyrgios' best result in Indian Wells came in 2017, when he made the quarterfinal. In 2016 and 2019, Kyrgios exited the Indian Wells Masters in the second round. Following the withdrawl of Kyrgios, a place in the Indian Wells main draw opened for France's Corentin Moutet.
Kyrgios playing at the Laver Cup
Kyrgios is one of six players that are representing Team World at this week's Laver Cup. "Yeah, it's super special. As John alluded to we love playing team events, we don't get them too often.
To be sitting up here with a great group of guys -- especially I'm close to a lot of these guys here and new guys Reilly and Felix, I'm super excited for them, they're going to be in this even for many, many years to come.
I think this is our time. With the Big 3 from Europe sitting with injury and all that I think it's our best shot. We have got a job to do this week and I think we have got a great setup and great team to do it," Kyrgios said.
While at the Laver Cup, Kyrgios recalled meeting NBA legend Scottie Pippen at the event three years ago. "That was probably one of my favorite weeks of the Laver Cup. I had to fly there early and got to meet Scottie Pippen, as well as spending another day with Roger in Chicago.
We had an amazing media day there. Honestly I picked Scottie Pippen's brain for about two hours. I never asked someone more questions. I just wanted to learn what he was about, his experiences and obviously having successful athletes like around me I learned so much," Kyrgios said.