Nick Kyrgios (ATP 66) won the ATP tournament in Rotterdam next week will not play. The 23-year-old Australian has suffered from a knee injury.
Kyrgios is already the fifth masterstroke that claim. Previously left the German Alexander Zverev (ATP-3), the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 24), Frenchman Richard Gasquet (ATP-27) and the Brit Kyle Edmund (ATP-29) all default.
“Nick played a first one of the recovery test, but this proved not to be sufficient,” said tournament director Richard Krajicek on Thursday. “For that reason he can this year not to act in Ahoy.” Last year, with Kyrgios also because of physical problems and in 2017, he gave the preference to a visit to the All Star game in the NBA over playing in Ahoy.
By the deregistration of Kyrgios will be the Dutchman Robin Haase (ATP-54) without wildcard admitted to the main tournament, the freed-up invitation to his countryman Tallon Griekspoor (ATP 213).