Nick Kyrgios empathises with Rafael Nadal's injury situation

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios compared his own injury situation to Rafael Nadal's as he expressed his sympathy for the Spaniard's withdrawal from the 2024 Australian Open.

Nadal had returned to tennis after a prolonged absence due to a hip injury and had a successful run at the Brisbane International, winning his matches in straight sets. However, in his third-round match against Jordan Thompson, Nadal struggled and eventually lost, visibly experiencing pain in his left hip.

Nadal later announced his withdrawal from the Australian Open due to a minor muscle tear, different from his previous injury. In support of his rival, Kyrgios, who is also dealing with injury troubles, took to social media to wish Nadal a speedy recovery and shared his own fear of returning to the court too soon. Kyrgios tweeted,

"Feel for Rafa man 😢💔 get better soon, that was the fear for me as well, coming back a little too soon…"

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