Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open after injuring a foot at his home in Canberra after a man threatened his mother with a gun and stole his car, according to Australian media.

The Canberra Times said on Thursday that Kyrgios then realized he had cut his foot in a stampede to help his family and track down the thief.

A man was arrested in Canberra shortly after the robbery this month, with police Kyrgios helping him use an app on his phone to locate the vehicle.

Kyrgios manager Daniel Horsvall said the 26th-ranked Australian had hoped to increase his on-court training workload over the past three weeks, but the wound had not healed properly.

Kyrgios was forced to withdraw from an exhibition match against Holger Rohn in Denmark and the French Open, which he last played in 2017.

“We needed to be at a point where he could play five sets comfortably. Right when we were stuck in the loading period, the (alleged) armed robbery happened.”

Kyrgios has not played a tournament since October after scans showed a cyst growing on his meniscus. He withdrew from the Australian Open in January, when he underwent surgery.


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