Nick Kyrgios announced on Sunday he was withdrawing from Roland Garros because of an elbow injury.
The World No 22 missed almost the entire clay court season, and has failed to recover in time to take his place in the Paris draw.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) May 27, 2018
“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,” Kyrgios wrote on Twitter.
“I worked hard 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 on 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.”
While he could not return to full fitness in time for Roland Garros, Kyrgios did say he is now pain free and will soon begin his training for the rest of the 2018.
Stream every match at Roland Garros live on the FOX+ app and catch up on highlights of any action you’ve missed. For more info on FOX+ click here or to start your *free 30 day trial download the FOX+ app. * FOX+ is available in select territories