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Tennis fans are feeling sorry for Nick Kyrgios after his latest tweet

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Nick Kyrgios arguably has the world of tennis at his fingertips.

Ever since the Australian burst onto the scene as a teenager, he has made waves on the circuit, and his breakthrough moment came at Wimbledon in 2014 when he produced a breathtaking performance to eliminate the multi-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the last 16.

That was the match where Kyrgios produced this astounding winner from between his legs to leave jaws dropping around the crowd in London and confirmed his arrival into the big time.

There's no denying he has all the talent in the world to make it to the very top, but his questionable attitude at times and aggressive nature on-court has let him down too many times.

Controversies have ranged from allegedly 'tanking' at Wimbledon 2015 against Richard Gasquet, making inappropriate comments towards Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend during a match, and general bad language and racquet-smashing.

Despite the bad-boy side to Kyrgios' game, he's earnt nearly $6 million in prize money so far in his career, winning four titles in the process, and picked up some notable scalps in 2017.

He defeated Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final of the Mexican Open, and later in the year defeated Nadal again at the Cincinnati Masters, but succumbed in round two at both Grand Slam's he participated in - the Australian Open and the French Open.

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The French Open at Roland Garros is the tournament that Kyrgios should be playing in starting this week, but unfortunately it's just not meant to be for the 23-year-old.

Kyrgios triumphed in the Lyon Open doubles with partner Jack Sock this past week, but the risk of further injuring himself in singles competition over the longer five-set format of a Grand Slam meant he's had to withdraw.

The Aussie posted a tweet stating his disappointment with having to pull out of the major, saying; "Having consulted with my team and medical experts it is deemed too risky for me to step out and potentially play 5 sets on clay, especially as I have not played a singles match in nearly two months.

I've worked hard to be ready and desperately wanted to play Roland Garros, which is very special to me but I literally ran out of time.

"A dramatic spike in load on my elbow could potentially put me back to square one and with the grass court season around the corner it is something that I can not and will not risk."

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Kyrgios was scheduled to face off against his country counterpart Bernard Tomic (both above) on Monday, a man who's no stranger to getting himself into trouble with the higher powers of the sport.

Despite his string of offences in the past though, Kyrgios has an army of fans and they've taken to social media to support him as he looks to recover.

The good thing for the world number 23 is he has a number of weeks to rest up in anticipation of the grass season, a surface he seems to thrive on, so if all things go to plan he will be lining up on the Wimbledon grass come July 2 to entertain his British supporters.

Topics:
Rafael Nadal
Stanislas Wawrinka
French Open
Wimbledon
Australian Open
Richard Gasquet
Novak Djokovic
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