Is Nick Kyrgios’ latest Instagram post a sign that his comeback from knee surgery isn’t going to plan? Star seems to have hinted that his return has been delayed
Nick Kyrgios’ knee injury could be causing him more trouble than suspected after the Aussie tennis star posted pictures on his social media suggesting his recovery may take longer than thought.
The 2022 Wimbledon finalist was ruled out of the Australian Open after an MRI showed a cyst as a result of a small lateral meniscus tear that required surgery to clean and repair the joint.
He earmarked the March Indian Wells Masters tournament for his comeback.
However, the world No.20 posted an image on his Instagram stories on Tuesday showing him playing in a previous Indian Wells tournament with a sad face emoji.
This suggests that his return from knee surgery may not go to plan and he may miss the ATP tournament in California.
Kyrgios posted a picture of himself warming up in Indian Wells with a sad face emoji, suggesting he may not be able to follow through on his planned return from injury at the tournament
Kyrgios also posted a photo of himself taking selfies with supporters with the caption ‘miss my fans’.
The Australian star has been busy posting on social media, including pictures of her talking to friends and family and a video of her joking around during physiotherapy while pretending to hurt her knee.
Kyrgios was awarded a wildcard entry into the main draw of the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and it was a rollercoaster ride to the quarter finals where he fell to Rafael Nadal in three sets.
Kygrios posted a series of photos on his Instagram stories, including this one saying he misses his fans after being pulled out of the Australian Open
Kyrgios hit back at Ruud after the Norwegian called the Aussie an ‘idiot’ and clashed with him again at the Indian Wells tournament in 2022
A fired-up Kyrgios had a complete meltdown against Rafael Nadal in the quarter finals of the 2022 Indian Wells tournament and nearly hit a ballboy when he smashed his racket.
After defaulting at the Italian Open in 2019 against Casper Ruud, Kyrgios played the Norwegian for the first time since the incident.
The Aussie was a picture of concentration as he beat Ruud, but had a post-match dig at his opponent when he stared down the barrel of a camera.
‘I can’t hear anyone talking now. nothing. Nothing. Nothing,” Kyrgios said.
However it was the quarter final against Nadal where Kyrgios truly melted.
He blew up the audience, even dragging comedian Ben Stiller into his antics as he fired at a heckler in the crowd. The exchange went like this:
Kyrgios: ‘Are you good at tennis?’
Kyrgios: ‘Exactly, so don’t tell me how to play. [Pointing at Stiller and his wife who were sitting nearby] Do I tell him how to behave? No.’
Kyrgios also smashed his racket on court which saw it spear and almost hit a ballboy. He later apologized and gave the boy a new tennis racket.
The burning Australians were collectively fined around $800,000USD, which equates to over $1.1 million in Australian currency.