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Kyrgios out of Houston Open due to kneel inury

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NICK Kyrgios has been forced out of the Houston Open to rehab a niggling knee injury.The 23-year-old made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday morning (AEDT).

“I am really disappointed to have to pull out of Houston this year,” the Australian wrote.

“I loved playing the event last year and was looking forward to returning, but unfortunately my knee has other ideas.

“I need to rest up, get treatment, and make sure I can actually play on European clay this year after I missed the whole thing in 2018.

“I know the Houston ATP 250 will be great again this year and I plan on returning in 2020.”

Kyrgios played Houston last year, losing in three sets to Ivo Karlovic in the quarter-finals.

The tournament was Kyrgios’ last singles appearance for two months, although he played several doubles tournaments, winning in Lyon alongside American, Jack Sock.

Kyrgios was a late withdrawal from the French Open, citing an elbow injury that had kept him off the court for the first portion of the year.

Kyrgios has played most of this year with strapping on his knee, and he was visibly hampered by it during his round of 16 loss to Borna Coric in Miami this week.

Despite going out of the tournament in three sets, the match will be most remembered for his outrageous ‘tweener’ winner that left the tennis world in shock.

It wasn’t the only headline Kyrgios generated in Miami, with the world number 33 getting into a verbal altercation with a fan during his previous match with Dusan Lajovic.

The man repeatedly heckled Kyrgios from the stands before he was removed by security.

 

 

 

There has even been action away from the court this week, with Kyrgios taking to social media to out a racist and homophobic message sent to him on Facebook.

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