Moments before his quarterfinal match against Taylor Fritz, Nick Kyrgios withdraws from the Japan Open

Nick Kyrgios

The Japan Open’s Nick Kyrgios withdrew a little before his match against Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinal.

Moments before the fifth seed was scheduled to enter the court for his match in the round of eight,

Nevertheless, he stepped out to inform the crowd that he was pulling out of the competition due to injury.

As a result, Kyrgios, who advanced to the semifinals partnering Thanasi Kokkinakis, is also eliminated from the doubles competition.

A fascinating quarterfinal battle between Kyrgios and Fritz has been slated for Friday at the Japan Open.

The Australian had been outstanding thus far in Tokyo and following his three-set comeback victory on Thursday, he expressed his admiration for the competition.

Declaring that was where he wanted to play until the rest of his career.

However as he announced to supporters on the court, the world No. 20 has been forced to leave the competition,

said due to injury, he was pulling out of both singles and doubles.

The announcement came just as he was about to battle against the third seed there.

It implies that Fritz will enter his third semi-final of the year with a walkover.

Due to Kyrgios’ pullout, Thanasi Kokkinakis will no longer compete in the doubles draw.

If they advanced to the semifinals, they would play there on Saturday.

Because Kyrgios withdrew from the doubles match, Marcelo Melo and Mackenzie McDonald will go straight to the final.

This week’s top seeds in Tokyo were Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, who will meet in the ATP Finals in Turin.

“It’s the better option for my body”: Nick Krygios

The 20th-ranked player in the world gave an explanation for his choice to withdraw and expressed confidence,

that he’d be able to do so in time for the season’s last two events.

“It’s the better option for my body,”

He said as he backed away.

“I have to be smart and after hitting with Thanasi today I feel that this is the best thing to do. I have a couple of tournaments at the end of the year and wanna do well there”.

Before Fritz made the decision to enter the court, Kyrgios reportedly declared that he was injured and had to withdraw.

And play some tennis to give viewers a watch after being denied the chance to view their explosive fight.

In less than two weeks, the Wimbledon finalist will participate at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

The following week, he will compete in the Paris Masters before concluding his singles campaign,

meanwhile, will accompany Kokkinakis to Turin for their ATP Finals match.

In the singles qualifying battle for the coveted year-end tournament, Kyrgios is currently ranked 18th,

but after pulling out of Tokyo, his chances now appear to be very slim.

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