The French Open is not going to see the Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios after he sustained an injury during a robbery, according to The Daily Caller. The 28-year-old athlete had a lacerated left foot a robber held his mother at gunpoint and stole his Tesla. CNN reported that the incident occurred near his home in Canberra.
His agent Daniel Horsfall said that during the “high-adrenaline rush,” Kyrgios hurt himself, adding that he did not know how.
“Basically, it’s just set him back about two-and-a-half weeks in terms of his loading schedule to get back on court for what we thought was going to be the grand slam,” he said. Kyrgios was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year. Horsfall reassured that his absence is not because of a knee injury earlier in the season. He noted that that surgery, which took place in early 2023, was successful, and his knee is in “fantastic shape.”
The last match the star played was in October 2022 at the 2022 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. He had to call it quits in the quarter-finals after his injury and was expected to return to the French Open. But those hopes were dashed after the latest foot injury.
The robbery began when a masked man who identified himself as “Chris” knocked on the door of the home. Krygios’ mother answered and then the man pointed a long-barreled firearm at her. The man demanded she give him the keys to the Tesla, at which point he then ordered her out of the house because he did not know how the car worked and wanted her to show him.
The athlete reportedly wound up using a phone app to help police track down his car. He also used the app to limit the car’s speed to 80 kilometers per hour.