Nick Kyrgios makes one thing clear after reports of him soon exiting top-450

This week, Kyrgios also announced his withdrawal from the Cincinnati Masters and US Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Nick Kyrgios makes one thing clear after reports of him soon exiting top-450

Nick Kyrgios has underlined that he will have a protected ranking of No 21 when he returns and also added that he can receive a main draw wildcard into a tournament whenever he wants. This week, Kyrgios withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters and US Open.

Kyrgios, the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up, has had an injury-plagued 2023 season as he has played only one tournament so far this year. After the US Open, Kyrgios is expected to be ranked outside the top-450 in the world. On X, Relevant Tennis posted: "After the US Open, Nick Kyrgios will be ranked around no.

470, as he will have only 90 points in the ATP Rankings." Kyrgios reacted by acknowledging he will have a protected ranking of No 21 when he returns. Also, Kyrgios said he can get a wildcard whenever he wants: "Yes that’s what happens when you have injuries.

I also have a protected ranking of 21 and will get wildcards wherever I want. GREAT UPDATE!"

Kyrgios' brutal luck in 2023 continues

After being forced to skip Washington and this week's Toronto Masters, Kyrgios is also set to miss the entire summer on hard courts.

"Heartbroken about the US Open. I will be back. My wrist is not ready yet to compete. But may I remind people I have a protected ranking of 21 when I choose to be back, lIl be back where I belong," Kyrgios said in a statement posted on his Instagram Story on Thursday.

Last year, Kyrgios appeared in just one tournament after the US Open. Throughout his career, Kyrgios hasn't played much after the US Open. Now that Kyrgios is forced to miss the US Open, some think the Australian tennis star might decide to call it a season and focus on getting fully healthy and ready for the 2024 season. It remains to be seen when we will see Kyrgios play again.

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