Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open



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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has continued to withdraw from tournaments as he also won't be playing at the French Open. Kyrgios, 25, prefers faster surfaces such as grass and hard so his decision to probably skip the entire clay season should not come as a surprise.

Kyrgios has never made a deep run at Roland Garros but he made back-to-back this rounds at the event in 2015 and 2016.

Kyrgios hasn't played since losing to Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open third round.

"If I take one of those break points in the 3rd set early I think the match is over in an hour and 45 minutes. I could definitely feel he was going away towards the end of the second. He was a bit rattled, and I played a heck of a first game in the third set," Kyrgios said after the match.

Speaking of his schedule after the Australian Open exit, Kyrgios said: "I can change like the wind. I'm not too sure, depending on what happens with COVID in Australia, you know, I'm assuming we will probably settle it pretty quickly.

But I don't know how I'll have to quarantine in overseas in tournaments. For me personally, man, I'm used to playing in front of packed stadiumds. I'm not gonna force myself around the world when the time is not right where I have to quarantine for a week and then play.

"I don't know, I'm not too sure what lies ahead."

Kyrgios praised by back-to-back French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem

"I was already dealing with the loss, you know, it was first of all the first match against Nick and here on is favourite court with an amazing crowd,” Thiem said after the match, per Tennis Majors.

“I think there are easier things to do! So for sure that’s one of the tougher challenges we have in our sport as you never know what’s coming. He’s a huge player when he’s on fire like today, so honestly I was dealing with the loss already, but somehow I was fighting myself in the match and since the US Open, you know impossible is nothing."