The former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic decided to have knee surgery and admitted that he had been suffering from an injury for several months that forced him to withdraw from the Australian Open. He made the announcement by a post on Twiter:
“Few challenging weeks to start 2023. After consulting with various specialists, I made the difficult decision to undergo knee surgery as it seemed the best option for a long term fix to the injury. Thankfully, the procedure went as well as we could have hoped.”
Cilic devastated after withdrawing from 2023 Australian Open due to injury: "Not a great start to 2023"
“Unfortunately, this means some time away from the tennis court, but as silver lining, more precious time at home with my family. I am feeling positive and cannot wait to get back to the court, but for now big focus is on resting and the rehab journey ahead.”
Currently is the world No. 18 and has won 20 tournaments, the biggest in the U.S. Open 2014, when he defeat Kei Nishikori in the final.
Finally he expressed his gratitude to his fans “Thank you all for the well wishes. Can’t wait to see you back on Tour!”