The highly anticipated all-Australian round one French Open match between Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic is no more. This comes after Kyrgios announced via Twitter that he has withdrawn from the tournament due to concerns related to his elbow. Kyrgios had last played a singles match at the US Clay Court Championships in early April.
The statement published on Twitter said:
“Unfortunately I have to withdraw from this year’s French Open. Having consulted with my team and medical experts it is deemed too risky for me to step out and potentially play 5 sets on clay, especially as I have not played a singles match in nearly two months.
I’ve worked hard to be ready and desperately wanted to play Roland Garros, which is very special to me but I literally ran out of time. A dramatic spike in load to my elbow could potentially put me back to square one and with the grass-court season around the corner it is something I cannot and will not risk.
The good news is I am finally pain free, working hard and enjoying my training and am looking forward to being back in singles action in Stuttgart.
I’m sorry to those fans that bought tickets to watch me play but am also grateful for the continued love and support”
Kyrgios had just won the doubles title with Jack Sock at Lyon.