Nick Kyrgios He is expected to be fit for grass court season as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

The 28-year-old will not play a game yet this season, having been withdrawn from the Australian Open on the brink of the tournament due to a cyst in his left knee that required surgery.

The hope at that point was that he would be able to return to Indian Wells in early March, but more than two months later, Kyrgios is still working his way back.

As someone who hates clay, he had planned to play at the French Open for the first time since 2017, citing his girlfriend’s desire to go to Paris, but he won’t be ready in time.

The PA news agency learned that Kyrgios is fit to swing on the turf, his favorite episode of the season, and may return at BOSS OPEN in Stuttgart from 12 June.

Last year, Kyrgios had the best season of his career, establishing himself as a grand slam contender and reaching his first singles final in 2019. Wimbledonwhere he was beaten by Novak Djokovic.

The Australian also reached the quarterfinals of the US Open before pulling out of his most recent tournament in Tokyo last October due to knee pain.