Kyrgios pulls out in Paris with injury

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.

“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.

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