Nick Kyrgios Withdraws from French Open Due to Injury Sustained During Gunpoint Robbery at Home
NICK KYRGIOS has been forced to pull out of the French Open following an alleged robbery at his house.
He is said to have had his Tesla stolen after a masked man demanded the keys while holding Kyrgios’ mother at gunpoint at his family home in Canberra, Australia, on May 1.
Nick Kyrgios has pulled an injury after suffering a foot injuryCredit: AP
It comes after an alleged robbery at his family home earlier this monthCredit: Reuters
And during the incident, the 28-year-old picked up a foot injury as revealed by his agent, Daniel Horsfall.
He told Reuters: “With all the stuff that was going on, Nick lacerated the side of his left foot. We don’t know how.”
Horsfall later suggested the injury may have been caused when Kyrgios rushed through his house upon hearing his mother’s distress during the incident.
A man was later arrested in connection to the robbery, with Kyrgios assisting police by using an app on his phone to locate the car.
The 2022 Wimbledon finalist has not played this year following knee surgery he underwent in January.
Horsfall revealed the injury sustained during the alleged robbery set Kyrgios back two-and-a-half weeks.
He said: “Basically, it’s just set him back about two-and-a-half weeks in terms of his loading schedule to get back on court for what we thought was going to be the Grand Slam…
“He couldn’t slide, couldn’t get on court because every time he put a shoe on it moved and it [the cut] would re-open.
“His knee, as far as we’re concerned, is actually in fantastic shape, the surgery went well.
“His fitness is at a fantastic level. It was just when we got to the last point of that rehab, the on-court loading, this freak accident happened.”
Despite the injury, Horsfall expects the fiery Australian to be back in time for the grass-court season.
The French Open will start on May 28 and run to June 11.
Kyrgios has not played at Rolland Garros since 2017.
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