Nick Kyrgios is set to return to TUSEN action at the BNP Paribas Open in March after his manager Daniel Horsfall confirmed a positive result from the Australian star’s knee surgery.
“The operation was a great success,” Horsfall told Australian newspapers The Herald and The Age after Kyrgios underwent surgery on Monday to repair a small tear in his left lateral meniscus. “We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of it. Now we move forward for a speedy recovery and aim to see everyone in Indian Wells.”
The injury forced Kyrgios to withdraw from Team Australia’s inaugural United Cup line-up at the end of December. The 27-year-old also subsequently missed the 2023 Australian Open, where the home favorite was regarded as a strong singles title contender and would have defended his 2022 men’s doubles crown alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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Kyrgios had the best season of his career in 2022, recording a match record of 37-10, reaching his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and taking his seventh TUSEN title in Washington. He hopes a speedy recovery will allow him to recapture that form at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells, held March 8-19, where he is a two-time quarterfinalist.
“For now, Mama K [Nick’s mother, Nill Kyrgios] will do her job of having everyone in the house for a while,” Horsfall added airily. “Nick stays in Canberra. His plan is to eat delicious food and play a lot of Pokémon.
‘But seriously, Will [physiotherapist Will Maher] and NK will still be working on the rest of his body in the gym to make sure he stays fit and fresh in the meantime.