Australian Open officials could look to give Nick Kyrgios a Tuesday start when the grand slam begins and an extra day to recover from the ankle issue which forced him out of the United Cup.
Kyrgios was a last-minute withdrawal from the inaugural event which caught even his teammates by surprise and he claimed was “thrown under the bus” by Australian team co-captain Lleyton Hewitt in the aftermath.
Hewitt refused to buy in to the war of words after Alex de Minaur, who replace Kyrgios as Australia’s No.1 player in the event, took down Rafael Nadal.
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“I‘m not going to go into it tonight,” he said, shutting down any talk about Kyrgios who also knocked back an offer to play Davis Cup multiple times during the year.