Kyrgois Out Of The Australia Open After Knee Injury

Home favourite Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the Australian Open with a knee injury the day before he was scheduled to play his opening match.

The Wimbledon runner-up, 27, said he was “devastated” he could not play in Melbourne.

Kyrgios, seeded 19th, was set to play Russia’s Roman Safiullin on Tuesday.

Considered among the favoritesKyrgoi to win the title, Kyrgios said he “didn’t pull up great” from an exhibition with Novak Djokovic on Friday.