Australian Open tennis 2024 | Nick Kyrgios withdraws with OnlyFans announcement

Barely a day after announcing he was joining the platform, Nick Kyrgios has used his OnlyFans account to announce he will not play in the Australian Open next month.

Kyrgios was a notable absentee when the Australian Open released its main draw entry list earlier in the week, and he admitted in November the “stars have to align a little bit” for him to make a return to Melbourne Park.

The 28-year-old missed the 2023 Australian Open with a knee injury, and then tore a wrist ligament on his comeback in Mallorca ahead of Wimbledon.

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He hasn’t played since.

“Hey guys, Nick Kyrgios here. [I have] obviously had a really tough year with injury, had that knee surgery and came back a little too soon, [which] set me back a little bit [and I have] had some wrist issues,” Kyrgios said on OnlyFans.

“So, this is a very disappointing time for me, but I won’t be able to compete at the 2024 Australian Open.

“Obviously, heartbreaking. I’ve had so many amazing memories there, and I just want to really get back to playing at the top of my game and doing it right, and I need a little more time.”

Kyrgios made it to the Wimbledon final in 2022 against Novak Djokovic, but has been plagued with injuries since – first the knee, and then the wrist.

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Kyrgios said he already had other roles lined up for the Australian Open, suggesting he had known for a while he wouldn’t be playing.

“I was so close to winning a grand slam – I want to make sure that my body is going to have the time it needs to come back, so please bear with me. 

“Even though I won’t be there competing this year at the AO, I still will be around, commentating matches, being around – I’ve got some special things planned, so please be excited still. 

“You know I’ll be there and hopefully see all the fans. I’ll see you there.”

The Australian Open main draw gets underway on Sunday, January 14 – a day earlier than previous years.

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