Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Paris Masters.
Nick Kyrgios, who would likely qualify for Turin in both singles and doubles if Wimbledon points counted, now has no chance of making it in singles.
Will he play next week in Basel?
Will he play doubles in Turin?
Will he play the DC finals? — Jose Morgado (@josemorgado) October 20, 2022
Kyrgios, 27, was scheduled to make his Bercy debut this year.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing Kyrgios for the first time at the final Masters event of the year. Following Kyrgios’ withdrawal, a place in the Paris main draw opened up for Sebastian Korda. Since the US Open, Kyrgios has appeared in only one tournament.
In early October, Kyrgios reached the Tokyo quarterfinals before a knee injury forced him to sideline Taylor Fritz. By withdrawing from Paris, Kyrgios has lost his chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals. However, he could still appear at the ATP Finals, as he and Thanasi Kokkinakis will likely be among the Parisians who will qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis are currently the seventh ranked team on the Race to Turin list.
Kyrgios hinted at an early retirement over the weekend
Last weekend, Kyrgios held a question and answer session on Instagram. Responding to a question, Kyrgios suggested that he does not plan to play tennis after 30, meaning he could easily walk away from the game in the next three years.
«Honestly, probably not (play past 30). I want to be unbothered. I’ll probably go home to the Bahamas and sit and do nothing,» Kyrgios replied to a fan during a question and answer session on Instagram.
This season, Kyrgios has been playing the tennis of his life. Kyrgios’ season started on a high note as he and Kokkinakis lifted the Australian Open men’s doubles title. After winning a Grand Slam doubles title, Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon.
In the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios played extremely well against Novak Djokovic, but the Serb escaped with a four-set win. Even if Kyrgios doesn’t play any tournaments for the rest of the year, it will still be a great season for him.