Nick Kyrgios will seek treatment to address a persistent knee problem, but he hopes to be ready for the Australian Open

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Nick Kyrgios will have surgery to repair a troublesome knee that has been hurting him for a few months, but he wants to be totally ready for his home major, the Australian Open, in January.

Nick Kyrgios will be treated for an ongoing knee ailment that has plagued him for two months, but he hopes to be ready for the Australian Open.

Due to knee problems in the run-up to the US Open, the erratic Australian had withdrawn from a highly anticipated first-round match against Britain’s Andy Murray at the Winston-Salem Open but was fit to play the Grand Slam and the Laver Cup thereafter.

At the Ryder Cup-style event in Boston, Kyrgios provided additional indications about his impending retirement and announced he will call it quits after the tournament, which Team Europe won for the fourth time in a row.

Kyrgios, who had a career-high ranking of 13 in 2016, has fallen down the rankings and is now ranked 96th in the world, owing to a lack of events during the last two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Hey everyone, I haven’t been near 100 per cent healthy over the previous several months,” Kyrgios posted on Instagram.

“I’ve been battling with left knee patella tendinopathy, and playing without thoroughly treating it can lead to additional pain and setbacks.”

“I’ve chosen to fly back to Australia to reassess, and I’m planning to get PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) treatment to settle down and rehab my knee,” he continued.

“I’m sad because it has delayed me from playing my best tennis, but if everything goes as planned, I should be back to 100 per cent by the Australian Open.”

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