Kyrgios withdraws hours before match starts

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Asthma has derailed the commencement of Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open preparation, with the Aussie forced to retreat from tonight's match.

Kyrgios made the determination astir six hours earlier helium was scheduled to play against Alex Molcan connected Rod Laver Arena successful the Melbourne Summer Set.

The 26-year-old Australian has been recovering from a genu wounded for the past 3 months.

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios. (Getty)

He present has conscionable 1 lead-up tourney earlier the Australian Open begins, the Sydney Tennis Classic.

Kyrgios enters the 2022 play ranked arsenic 93rd successful the world.

"I'm truly atrocious that I've had to propulsion retired from this Melbourne Summer Set event," Kyrgios said.

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia astatine the Murray River Open astatine Melbourne Park. (Getty)

"I person been feeling truly tally down and unwell for 4 days.

"I person had respective COVID-19 tests implicit the past fewer days, which each came backmost negative.

"I don't consciousness 100 per cent truthful I request to instrumentality this week to beryllium acceptable for Sydney adjacent week.

Kyrgios' shimmy celebration

"I was truly looking guardant to experiencing the champion fans successful the satellite present astatine home!

"I can't hold to get backmost retired determination and spot you all.

"Take attraction retired determination and spot you soon."

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