Australian Tennis Star Faces Another Setback Amidst French Open Withdrawal

In a series of unfortunate events. Australian Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios has been forced to withdraw from the French Open following the passing of his beloved grandmother. The 28-year-old athlete took to social media to share the heartbreaking news. Expressing his grief and paying tribute to his late Yiayia, the Greek word for grandmother.

Kyrgios, who recently revealed his withdrawal from the Roland Garros grand slam due to persistent knee problems. Expressed his sorrow, stating, “Seems like I can’t catch a break right now. RIP Yiayia, the best we could ask for. Go enjoy your time with Papou now.” The tennis star accompanied his post with a heartfelt collection of photos. Including memories of himself and his brother Christos with their late grandmother and a touching snapshot of her proudly displaying a Greek newspaper featuring Kyrgios’ Australian Open doubles triumph alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis.

The news of Kyrgios’ loss has prompted an outpouring of support from the tennis community and beyond. Renowned German tennis player Boris Becker and influential Australian PR figure Roxy Jacenko were among those offering their condolences and words of comfort during this difficult time.

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This devastating blow comes during a challenging week for Kyrgios, whose knee issues have plagued his career in recent months. The Australian Tennis Star underwent surgery earlier this year, causing him to miss the Australian Open. Despite the setback, Kyrgios had been eager to make his return to the French Open, but his withdrawal has now dashed those hopes.

Although the French Open remains out of reach for Kyrgios. There are positive indications that he is on track to compete at Wimbledon. This was where he reached his first-ever Grand Slam final last year. The 28-year-old, who has yet to play a match in 2023, aims to make his comeback at the Stuttgart tournament starting on June 12.

In the tennis world, another uncertainty looms over the French Open as defending champion Rafael Nadal’s participation remains in doubt due to a hip injury sustained during the Australian Open. Having missed the entire clay court season and withdrawing from this week’s Italian Open. Nadal’s decision on competing at Roland Garros is eagerly awaited.

Despite the setbacks and challenges faced by Nick Kyrgios, his resilience and determination continue to shine through. The tennis community rallies behind him during this difficult period. Offering support and encouragement as he navigates personal loss and strives to return to the sport he loves.

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