Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Australian Open with injured knee


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Australian Open a day before he was scheduled to play his first-round match because of an injured knee.

Kyrgios was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year in singles and the men’s doubles champion at the Australian Open and considered the host country’s strongest chance to win a title at Melbourne Park this year.

Kyrgios announced his withdrawal on Monday, Day 1 of action at the year’s first Grand Slam tournament.


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