January 16, 2023
Nick Kyrgios has had to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a knee injury.
The entertaining Australian has never been a great fan of the French Open.
And that means his sights will now be set on the greatest Grand Slam of them all.
Nick Kyrgios will go all out to win his first major at Wimbledon 2023!
He reached the final at the All England Club last year – and lost out to the more experienced Novak Djokovic.
This year he will know better if he reaches the showpiece. And he will be fresher and hungrier after a period on the sidelines.
Kyrgios felt pain in his knee after a pre-tournament exhibition match in Melbourne.
An MRI scan revealed a small tear in his lateral meniscus and a cyst.
Arthroscopy will solve all that but Kyrgios won’t be back before Indian Wells in March.
He has never been regarded as a serious contender for Roland Garros because he seems to dislike clay.
But Nick knows he is at the height of his powers in tennis terms. And he loves playing on grass.
Watch Nick Kyrgios wow the world at Wimbledon 2023!
For now, he must get over the injury disappointment before he comes again.
Perhaps with Wimbledon 2023 in mind, Kyrgios said: ‘I’m not doubting that I’ll be back to my full strength.
‘Right now I’m devastated, obviously. It’s my home tournament and it’s brutal.’
Nick has always been a fighter – and we can’t wait to see him at Wimbledon 2023.
Another superstar who will capture the imagination there is former US Open winner Emma Raducanu.
She faces another much-loved Wimbledon star in the Australian Open second round – Coco Gauff.
That should be a cracker and the 18-year-old American will be the heavy favourite.
Raducanu has done well just to get this far after sustaining an ankle injury in New Zealand.
She beat Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch 6-3, 6-2 in her Australian Open first round.
And although Emma’s serve looked vulnerable at times, she grew in strength and aggression.
Raducanu explained: ‘I had to test the ankle out in a real match – and I was just getting used to it at the beginning. It felt good.’
Emma will need to play the tennis of her life to defeat Gauff. Coco breezed past Katerina Siniakova by an impressive 6-1, 6-4 – and she remains a favourite for the Aussie title.
Will you come and watch Emma Raducanu and Coco Gauff at Wimbledon 2023?
At least one will go deep. And you can be sure Nick Kyrgios will be on fire too.
Whoever you support, join us to enjoy the history and glamour of Wimbledon 2023.