Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios will make his first Western & Southern Open appearance since 2019 after accepting a wildcard entry into the ATP Masters 1000 event.
The Australian finished second in the Cincinnati tournament in 2017, beating Rafael Nadal en route to the final where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov.
Kyrgios took a break from his brilliant run to the Wimbledon final and will return to competition at the Atlanta Open against Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk on Wednesday.
He will then participate in the Citi Open, a tournament he won in 2019, before heading to Ohio.
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The 27-year-old lost to Novak Djokovic on Sunday in the Championship at Wimbledon, but he admitted in a recent interview that his Wimbledon exploits took several days to sink in.
“It hit me a week after I reached a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and lost,” he said.
“It’s sad in a way, but it’s been great. I’ve got a little pad here in the Bahamas and I’m having a great week there, downtime and training, but it’s been a few eventful weeks since the final.
Cincinnati’s roster will also include world number 1 Daniil Medvedev, defending champion Alexander Zverev, Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz.
World number 7 Novak Djokovic’s name remains on the entry list, but the 21-time Grnad Slam winner is unlikely to play as he cannot enter the United States due to his unvaccinated status.