Nick Kyrgios has announced that he won't be competing at this week's Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) in Los Angeles due to his ongoing wrist injury. Kyrgios, 28, was forced to skip Wimbledon after tearing a wrist ligament. This week, Kyrgios was scheduled to highlight the UTS player field - a tournament that features a completely different game format from traditional tennis.
Although Kyrgios won't compete at the UTS, he left the door open for coming to the event in a different role. "I just want to let you know that I am still recovering and getting my wrist right to be back on the court soon.
Don’t worry though! I will still be coming to LA and the UTS event. Maybe I’ll coach… any suggestions?" Kyrgios announced.
Kyrgios' rough 2023 season continues
In January, Kyrgios surgically addressed his knee injury.
Kyrgios returned to action in the first week of the grass season in Stuttgart, where he was evidently in pain and discomfort before losing to Yibing Wu. After suffering a surprise defeat in Stuttgart, Kyrgios pulled out of Halle, Mallorca, and Wimbledon.
Kyrgios came to Wimbledon with the intention to play but it didn't happen. “Hey everyone, I’m really sad to say that I have to withdraw from Wimbledon this year. I tried my hardest to be ready after my surgery and to be able to step on the Wimbledon courts again.
During my comeback, I experienced some pain in my wrist during the week of Mallorca. As a precaution I had it scanned and it came back showing a torn ligament in my wrist. I tried everything to be able to play and I am disappointed to say that I just didn’t have enough time to manage it before Wimbledon.
I’ll be back, and as always, I appreciate the support from all my fans," Kyrgios announced just before the start of Wimbledon.
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