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Nick Kyrgios Withdraws from 2019 French Open After Italian Open Outburst

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 24, 2019

ROME, ITALY - MAY 16:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand against Casper Rudd of Norway in their Mens Singles Round of 32 Match during Day Five of the International BNL d'Italia at Foro Italico on May 16, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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One week after an outburst at the Italian Open, Nick Kyrgios has decided to skip the 2019 French Open.

Per the Associated PressKyrgios withdrew from the year's second Grand Slam event on Friday for unspecified reasons. 

Per Tennis.com, Kyrgios cited an illness as his reason for withdrawing. 

Currently ranked No. 36 in the world, Kyrgios defaulted a May 16 match against Casper Ruud following an on-court outburst in which he kicked a water bottle and threw a chair across the court.

Tennis TV @TennisTV

Well... Kyrgios gets a game penalty and then walks off court, handing Casper Ruud a place in the last 16 #ibi19 https://t.co/T4jhvbV1RN

The ATP World Tour announced Kyrgios was fined roughly $22,350 for his antics during the match. 

Reuters noted the Australian recently said on Instagram Live that the French Open "sucks" compared to Wimbledon, where he was training with Andy Murray. 

Kyrgios was scheduled to face Cameron Norrie in the first round at Roland Garros on Sunday. 

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