Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Australian workforce for the inaugural United Cup resulting from damage, lower than 24 hours earlier than the beginning of the event.
World quantity 22 Kyrgios was resulting from lead the Australian cost in opposition to Nice Britain within the workforce’s opening Group D tie tomorrow night.
Australia’s United Cup
Dec 29-30: vs Nice Britain
Jan 2-3: vs Spain
He had been drawn to face Britain’s Cameron Norrie within the singles at Ken Rosewall Area in Sydney.
Nevertheless, an announcement from organisers on social media confirmed that Kyrgios had pulled out of the occasion.
“Alex de Minaur will transfer into the primary males’s place for Crew Australia, and subsequently Jason Kubler strikes into the quantity two spot,” the United Cup account tweeted on Wednesday.
Kyrgios was coping with a niggling damage after coaching on Tuesday afternoon.
His teammates informed media that they had solely discovered 10 minutes earlier than the press convention that Kyrgios wouldn’t be becoming a member of them for the occasion.
The choice additionally robs the event of one in all its marquee match-ups on January 2, when Kyrgios was resulting from open Australia’s tie in opposition to Spain with a blockbuster match in opposition to Rafael Nadal.
The United Cup — together with the second Adelaide Worldwide occasion in January — was resulting from type a part of Kyrgios’ preparation for a tilt at a house slam.
Kyrgios was additionally resulting from symbolize Australia for the primary time for the reason that now-defunct ATP Cup in 2020, having sat out the Davis Cup for the previous three years, in addition to the Tokyo Olympics.
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