After Nick Kyrgios’ Withdrawal, Who Will Make a Splash at Wimbledon 2023?

After Nick Kyrgios’ Withdrawal, Who Will Make a Splash at Wimbledon 2023?

Fabian Marozsan made an unexpected entry to the main draw of Wimbledon on Monday, taking the place of last year’s runner-up Nick Kyrgios who was ruled out due to a wrist injury. Following this exciting development, the eyes of tennis fans around the world will be watching to see if Marozsan can make his mark at the biggest Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Hungary’s Fabian Marozsan was on the precipice of making it to the Australian Open’s main draw, ranked as one of the four highest-ranked players in the final stage of qualifying. However, fate had a different plan for him as Japan’s Taro Daniel and Yosuke Watanuki, and USA’s Michael Mmoh all received positions in the draw as lucky losers despite having lower World rankings than Marozsan, who is currently World No. 96.

The decision came after Nick Kyrgios – the Australian runner-up from last year’s tournament – pulled out due to a wrist injury. He was subsequently replaced in the main draw by one of the four highest-ranking of these unlucky runner-ups.

While winning a spot in the lucky loser draw is usually seen more as a symbolic victory than an actual one, Marozsan’s snub acts as a poignant reminder of just how bitter it can be to not quite make it in tournaments such as Wimbledon.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Wimbledon tournament, citing a torn ligament in his wrist. The news came as a huge disappointment to fans of the 25-year-old pro who had been hoping for a triumphant return after undergoing surgery earlier this year.

Kyrgios expressed his regret over the decision on Instagram, writing: “I tried my hardest to be ready after my surgery and to be able to step on the Wimbledon courts again… I tried everything to be able to play and I am disappointed to say that I just didn’t have enough time to manage it before Wimbledon.”

Without Kyrgios, all eyes turn to Hungarian player Timea Marozsan, who will face Belgium’s two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist David Goffin in the opening round later today.

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