Latest update on Nick Kyrgios after star's move casts doubt on his Australia play

Kyrgios didn't sign up for the Brisbane International or the Australian Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
Latest update on Nick Kyrgios after star's move casts doubt on his Australia play
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Brisbane International tournament director Cam Pearson says Nick Kyrgios is "a day-by-day proposition" and indicated that the Australian tennis star could still play in Brisbane despite not being on the tournament's entry list.

On Wednesday, the Brisbane International organizers released the tournament's 2024 entry list. Kyrgios, one of the top Australian players, didn't appear on the Brisbane entry list. Kyrgios is still recovering from a wrist injury and there are no guarantees that he will be able to make his comeback in January.

If Kyrgios recovers in time for Brisbane - which starts on December 31st - the tournament is willing to give him a main draw wildcard. "Nick is a day-by-day proposition at the moment. I think he said that himself. Hopefully, he'll share his January plans very soon.

We've got a couple of wildcards left and selectors have a big decision. There are a number of Aussies that are vying for those two wildcards. If Nick is fit, hell certainly be one of them. He's coming back from some serious surgery and has to do what's right for his preparation," Brisbane International tournament director Pearson said.

Kyrgios is a day-by-day

The Australian Open released its entry list and Kyrgios' name also didn't appear there. This week, Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed that Kyrgios' participation status is still up in the air.

However, Kyrgios is still expected to be at the Australian Open as Tiley revealed that the tournament will have a role for the Australian tennis star in case he is not able to play. "The update is day-by-day with him. He'll be best to assess that ...

we're going to have Nick here in some form or another in January. Hopefully it is to play because he's a crowd-pleaser. We love watching Nick and love having him around," Tiley said. Kyrgios missed the 2023 Australian Open and he certainly doesn't want to miss his home Slam again.

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