Nick Kyrgios withdraws from New York Open


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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from New York Open

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios, 24, won't be making his debut appearance at the New York Open next week after withdrawing from the tournament. Kyrgios, ranked at No. 20, had been expected to be one of the main stars at this year's New York Open edition and to be a top favorite for the title.

The 24-year-old Australian last played at the Australian Open, where he made the round-of-16 before falling short to top-seeded Rafael Nadal in a tight four-set battle. Six-time ATP champion Kyrgios is now expected to play his first tournament since the Australian Open at the Delray Beach Open, which will take place between February 17-23.

Meanwhile, a place in the New York main draw has opened for American Marcos Giron following the withdrawal of former world No. 13 Kyrgios. Giron, ranked at No. 111 in the world, is set for a New York debut as he has no previous appearances at the tournament.

Former world No. 102 Giron will be hoping to perform well in front of his home fans and snap a three-match losing streak in New York.