Defending Washington champion Nick Kyrgios won't be defending his title at the Citi Open next week. Kyrgios, 28, was scheduled to make his fifth appearance on the hard courts of Washington this year. Unfortunately, Kyrgios is dealing with a wrist injury and he won't be able to return to the Citi Open in Washington this year.
After skipping Wimbledon, Kyrgios is set to miss more time. In Washington, Kyrgios debuted in 2017 when he was forced to retire against Tennys Sandgren in his opener at the tournament. The following year, Kyrgios returned to Washington and won the title after beating Daniil Medvedev in the final.
In 2020, Washington was canceled due to the pandemic so Kyrgios returned to the tournament as the defending champion in 2021 - he suffered a first-round loss to McKenzie McDonald. Last year, Kyrgios made his fourth Washington appearance and won the title after beating Yoshihito Nishioka in the final.
Kyrgios was also forced to miss the UTS
Over the weekend, the Ultimate Tennis Showdown took place in Los Angeles. Even though Kyrgios didn't play due to injury, he was still present at the tournament. At the UTS, 28-year-old Kyrgios hinted he would be retiring in the next few years.
“Bro, the sport’s crazy. The schedule is out of control. Just old bro! I’m getting old. 28. Yeah. But all the drinking and partying, I’m like 57,” Kyrgios said at the UTS. When told by Jeremy Chardy he was 28 and had at least five more years left, Kyrgios laughed it off.
“No chance. No way. Bro, there’s no chance I’m playing until 33. Kyrgios playing until 33 is insane! I’m not playing until 33. Nah, I promise you, when I’m gone, you’ll never see me again. I think I might just coach. Coach Foe (Frances Tiafoe) full time,” Kyrgios said.