Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open after claiming ‘it sucks’ as a tournament

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Nick Kyrgios theatrics

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open, just days after yet another controversy.

The Australian’s absence has been confirmed by tournament organisers, although no details have yet emerged for the reasons behind it.

It caps yet another spell of poor headlines for Kyrgios after he defaulted amid a tantrum at the Italian Open last week.

And, shortly afterwards, he heavily criticised the French Open in a live Instagram video while practicing with Andy Murray at Wimbledon.

“I think this is the best tournament in the world, look at this perfect green surface,” Kyrgios wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of him sitting on the court.

“Get rid of the clay, man. Who likes the clay, it is so bad.

“The French Open sucks compared to this place. Sucks. Absolute sucks.”

Kyrgios was due to play Cameron Norie in the opening round, but the British number two will now face a qualifier or lucky loser instead.

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