Nick Kyrgios says the ATP Tour will "be better" when he and Rafael Nadal return to action. Kyrgios, 28, has made just one tournament appearance this year. On the other side, Nadal started his season at the ATP Cup before suffering an injury to his psoas muscle at the Australian Open.
Nadal has been sidelined since January and the Spaniard won't be back until the 2024 season after recently undergoing surgery to address his psoas injury. On his Instagram, Kyrgios was answering some questions when someone asked him if he wanted Nadal to return to tennis.
"The tour WILL BE BETTER WHEN WE ARE BOTH BACK," Kyrgios wrote.
Kyrgios hasn't had much luck this year
In the offseason, Kyrgios contracted a knee injury that forced him to skip the beginning of the 2023 season in Australia.
After withdrawing from the Australian Open, Kyrgios decided to surgically address his knee injury. In June, Kyrgios played his first tournament of the season in Stuttgart - he was beaten in the first round. After withdrawing from Halle and Mallorca, Kyrgios was also forced to skip Wimbledon because he contracted a wrist injury.
“Hey everyone, I’m really sad to say that I have to withdraw from Wimbledon this year. I tried my hardest to be ready after my surgery and to be able to step on the Wimbledon courts again. During my comeback, I experienced some pain in my wrist during the week of Mallorca.
As a precaution I had it scanned and it came back showing a torn ligament in my wrist. I tried everything to be able to play and I am disappointed to say that I just didn’t have enough time to manage it before Wimbledon.
I’ll be back, and as always, I appreciate the support from all my fans," Kyrgios announced just hours before the start of Wimbledon. This week, Kyrgios announced he also won't be able to play at the Citi Open in Washington next week.
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