Nick Kyrgios to miss French Open with injury sustained during robbery, agent says


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is set to miss Roland-Garros after injuring his foot in a car theft, his agent confirmed to CNN Sport on Thursday.

According to Daniel Horsfall, Kyrgios – last year’s Wimbledon runner-up – was injured during the “high adrenaline rush” of flying in Canberra earlier this month.

Police said Kyrgios’ mother was held at gunpoint and her Tesla was stolen during the incident near her home in the Australian capital, Reuters reported.

“During the May Day incident, they committed an armed robbery in the house. With everything going on, Nick lacerated the side of his left foot. We don’t know how,” Horsfall said.

“Basically it just took him about two and a half weeks off in terms of his loading schedule to get back on the court for what we thought was the grand slam.”

CNN has contacted Canberra Police for comment.

Kyrgios’ last tournament was held in Tokyo in October. He underwent knee surgery earlier this year and was hoping to return to Roland Garros.

However, Horsfall said the 28-year-old suffered a laceration in his foot during the flight, making training difficult.

“He couldn’t slip, couldn’t get on the court because every time he put on a shoe it would move and it would reopen,” Horsfall said.

“His knee, as far as we are concerned, is actually in fantastic shape, the operation went well.

“His physical condition is at a fantastic level. It was just as we got to the final point of this rehab, loading onto the pitch, that this freak accident happened.

The French Open starts on May 22 and runs until June 11. Tournament organizers confirmed that Kyrgios had withdrawn but declined to give further details.


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