Nick Kyrgios appears likely to be missing – again – from the ATP spring tournament swing after the erratic Aussie’s name was not included on the entry list for the Monte Carlo Masters.
Last season’s Wimbledon finalist has not set foot on European clay since Rome in 2019 – scene of his infamous chair-throwing incident in a match with Casper Ruud.
He last played Roland Garros in 2017, exiting in the second round to Kevin Anderson.
With the 27-year-old last on court in early October in Tokyo, his absence from tennis looks to be stretching into a seventh month of inactivity.
He is missing a major set of point-earning opportunities this month at the current Indian Wells Masters and the upcoming Miami date.
While he certainly has no clay point to defend, the Australian will certainly be ring-rusty when he finally does return to tennis after a knee injury which required a minor surgical procedure in 2022.
Kyrgios last season hyped up his return to Paris to benefit his social influencer girlfriend who wants to visit the city.
“Next year I am going to go to Paris,” he said at the time.
“I’m announcing that now, I’m going to the French Open. I haven’t played that in four years so I’ll be back next year.
“My girlfriend just wants to see Paris. I mean, I’ll play the French Open as well.”
Main photo:- Nick Kyrgios plans to play Roland Garros because his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi wants to see Paris by Scott Barbour/Tennis Australia