Kyrgios confirms Monte Carlo withdrawal

Nick Kyrgios has confirmed that he will miss next week’s Monte Carlo Open as he delays his clay court campaign until May.

But, as expected, Andy Murray will make his return to the court in France after the world number one has been sidelined for a month with an elbow injury.

Kyrgios announced on Twitter that he will not be participating in the Masters Series Event, with the 21-year-old believed to be suffering from fatigue after a busy start to the season. The Australian helped his country to Davis Cup success against the USA last week, to reach the semi-finals of the competition.

Rather than beginning his preparations for the French Open in Monte Carlo, Kyrgios will instead take to the clay at next month’s Estoril Open, in Portugal.

But Murray will be in action in the first clay court event of the season, with the Brit due to face either Tommy Robredo or Gilles Muller in the second round after being handed a bye for the opening matches.