Gavrilova, Kyrgios on the injured list
Australians Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios are expected to be sidelined for extended periods after opting to rest and recover from niggling injuries.
Daria Gavrilova admits she does not know when her next tournament will be after deciding take time away from tennis to heal her body.
The former world No.20 has struggled with plantar fasciitis in 2019 in addition to chronic Achilles tendonitis since 2016; she has slipped outside the top 100 after managing just seven wins from 27 matches this season.
“I need to take some time off tennis and get my body right,” Gavrilova posted on Facebook.
“Even though I was able to play through the pain this year, it all got a little too much for me and my motivation wasn’t there any more.
“I am not putting any pressure on myself with deadlines so I am going to be honest with you, I am not sure when my next tournament is going to be.”
Gavrilova has not played a match since the US Open one month ago.
Nick Kyrgios, meanwhile, will miss the remainder of the Asian swing after aggravating a shoulder injury at the Zhuhai Championships.
Kyrgios, 24, was knocked out by Italy’s Andreas Seppi 7-6(5) 6-1 in Zhuhai earlier this week after an issue with his collarbone affected his service rhythm for the majority of the first-round match.
World No.27 Kyrgios, who was scheduled to participate in the China Open and Shanghai Masters over the next weeks, had pulled out from the final day of the Laver Cup with the same injury last weekend.
“Unfortunately a collarbone injury I sustained at Laver Cup has escalated and has forced me to pull out of the Asian swing, I’ll be heading back to Australia to rest and recover,” Kyrgios wrote on Twitter.
Kyrgios, who has claimed two ATP titles this season, said he would consider resting until the Davis Cup finals in Madrid in November.