Paris: Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open for the second-straight year, just days after claiming the Paris grand slam “sucked” in a social media video.
The polarising Australian was defaulted following an on-court outburst in Rome last week, before hitting with Andy Murray at Wimbledon in preparation for the tournament.
But he won’t line up at Roland Garros after announcing his withdrawal due to illness on Friday, with scheduled first-round opponent Cameron Norrie to play a lucky loser instead.
Kyrgios has made no secret of his disdain for the slower clay conditions, taking to Instagram last week while walking through Wimbledon “saying the French Open sucks compared to this place. Sucks. Absolute sucks”.