Australian Nick Kyrgios has sensationally withdrawn from the Australian Open with a knee injury.
The 19th seed was due to play Russian Roman Safiullin in the first round on tomorrow night.
The injury is believed to be a meniscus tear and a cyst- with Kyrgios warned it would get worse if he were to compete.
“It’s just bad timing,” Kyrgios said.
“That’s life, you know. injuries are part of sport … I’m not doubting that I’ll be back to my full strength.
“Devastated obviously. It’s my home tournament … and going into this event as one of the favourites, it’s brutal.”