World no. 97 Nick Kyrgios will drop out from the top-100 for the first time since 2014, struggling with a knee injury and skipping the rest of the season after a short excursion at Laver Cup in Boston. After returning home to Australia from the USA and Bahamas, Kyrgios and his girlfriend Chiara Passari entered a hotel in Adelaide to serve the quarantine.
They will continue the process in separate rooms, though, after police were called over a verbal argument between the pair on Thursday. Passari escalated the dispute on social media, sharing an undated photo that showed Kyrgios lying shirtless in bed with another woman.
Screenshots then revealed several messages sent from Kyrgios's account, including asking Passari to move out of his house. Nick and Chiara have had many ups and downs over the past ten or 11 months, and their arguments have reached their peak in Adelaide.
The Aussie has returned home to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP, which involves the knee injected with concentrated platelets from the patient's blood. He also said he wanted to spend time with his sick mother, Norlaila.
Nick has played only 15 matches in 2021, scoring seven wins and losing 50 positions on the ATP ranking list. Eager to show his best tennis in front of the home fans, Kyrgios pushed Dominic Thiem to five sets at the Australian Open before skipping all the action until Wimbledon, where he retired in the third round due to an injury.
Nick has won only one of his previous seven matches, and things will not get any easier for him after the 2022 Australian swing, especially if he fails to enter the tournaments directly.
Nick Kyrgios and his girlfriend went to separate rooms in the Adelaide hotel.
"In the afternoon of Thursday 7 October 2021, police were alerted to a verbal argument between two occupants within a Medi-hotel," SA Police said in a statement.
"An investigation was conducted, no offenses were disclosed, and both parties will now spend the remainder of their quarantine in separate rooms." "I've been dealing with left knee patella tendinopathy, and continuing to play without fully treating it can lead to further pain and more significant setbacks.
The Laver Cup is my last event of the year. I will get my body right ahead of the Aus Open. Also, my mum is not doing too well with her health. I want to go back and see her," Nick Kyrgios said after the Laver Cup.