Nick Kyrgios makes plea to his critics after reactions to Pablo Carreno Busta injury

Kyrgios has played just one tournament so far in 2023 due to injury problems.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Nick Kyrgios makes plea to his critics after reactions to Pablo Carreno Busta injury

Nick Kyrgios wished Pablo Carreno Busta a quick recovery and suggested he would love to see people reacting to his own injury problems in a similar empathetic manner. Since February, Carreno Busta has been sidelined due to an elbow injury.

This week, defending champion Carreno Busta pulled out of the Toronto Masters and he will be exiting the top-100 in less than two weeks. In recent times, there have been a lot of messages of support and encouragement coming Carreno Busta's way.

Meanwhile, Kyrgios has played just one tournament so far in 2023 after undergoing knee surgery earlier this year and now dealing with a wrist ligament injury. "Hope he gets well soon. Wish I got similar understanding when missing tournaments with injury," Kyrgios tweeted.

Kyrgios received heavy criticism in Australia earlier this year

At the start of the 2023 season, Kyrgios was expected to represent Australia at the inaugural United Cup.

Kyrgios was with the team but then withdrew from the United Cup less than 24 hours before the start of the tournament due to a knee injury. At the time, there were reports suggesting that Kyrgios' withdrawal "even left some of his teammates surprised." Kyrgios received heavy criticism in the Australian media and he addressed it at the time.

“People underestimate the pressure and the nerves with being a part of one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Throw in an injury and knowing you didn’t give yourself the best chance only adds to the mountain of pressure you face.

So feeling good physically is important. We all worked together to try and get the best outcome. Not everyone is going to understand or see it from my side and that is okay. I was working every day very closely with my team about my progression and speaking with William, my physio, after every session.

I tried to be ready for it, but at some point you need to listen to the advice you’re receiving and do what is best," Kyrgios told The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald at the time.

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