Costeen Hatzi responds to Nick Kyrgios’ shock Australian Open withdrawal


Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi feels the Australian tennis star made a tough but the right choice in withdrawing from the Australian Open. 

On Monday, Kyrgios announced his withdrawal from the Australian Open due to a knee injury. 

Previously, Kyrgios pulled out of the United Cup and Adelaide 2 due to an ankle injury.

“Devastated. Needs to do what is right for his body,” Hatzi wrote on her Instagram Story following Kyrgios’ Australian Open withdrawal. 

After withdrawing from two tournaments due to an ankle injury, a knee injury forced Kyrgios out of the Australian Open.

“Bad timing. Injuries are part of the sport. I’m not doubting that I’ll be back to my full strength. I’m devastated, obviously, it’s my home Slam and going into this event as one of the favourites, it’s brutal,” Kyrgios said.

On Friday, Kyrgios tested his condition against Djokovic.

“I wanted to give myself hope, I thought I had a chance,” Kyrgios explained.

Kyrgios had his eyes set on the Australian Open

After finishing as runner-up at Wimbledon and then reaching the US Open quarterfinal, Kyrgios wasn’t hiding the fact that he wanted to become a Grand Slam champion in front of his home fans at Melbourne Park.

Just last week, Kyrgios declared himself as one of the favorites for the Australian Open title. 

“I am one of the best players in the world, so I’m definitely going to go into the Australian Open, any tournament, with confidence. It’s a bit different this time around [with me] being one of the favourites. Usually, I’m a dark horse type thing, but now, obviously, after the year I’ve had, I’m one of the favourites, so it’s kind of new for me as well,” Kyrgios said on Friday.

After a career-best year in 2022, Kyrgios is having a rough start to the 2023 season. 

Kyrgios was hoping to make major things during this year’s Australian swing but he ended up playing just one exhibition match in front of his home fans.

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