Kyrgios posted a message on his Instagram account following the news of Nadal’s withdrawal. He wished the 22-time Grand Slam champion the best in his recovery.
The 27-year-old wrote: “Verified different players, different personalities. @rafaelnadal I hope your recovery goes well and we all hope to see you healthy soon till next time….”
Nadal has missed the chance of a calendar Grand Slam but he says his fitness is the most important thing. He said: “The most important thing is happiness more than any title.
“I can’t risk that much and stay two, three months outside of the competition because that’s going to be a tough thing for me. If that happens, it happens, not because I was not doing things the proper way.”