"It's an absolute disaster for the fans" - Kyrgios speaks on the possible absence of the Big Three in Australia

With the Australian Open only a few weeks away, fans are starting to face the reality that no members of the 'Big Three' will be present at Melbourne Park, and this "could be a disaster", according to Nick Kyrgios.

Roger Federer is skipping the event due to injury, while Rafael Nadal is uncertain after contracting Covid. Furthermore, Novak Djokovic is also not certain to play as his vaccination status is still unknown.

Nick Kyrgios, one of the few men who has wins over all three, is hopeful that Nadal and Djokovic can compete at the first Grand Slam of the season.

"I honestly don’t know Novak's current situation with anything Covid-related or what he needs to play,” Kyrgios told The Melbourne Age. “I hope he’s had a good Christmas and I hope he’s able to play in the sport for as long as possible because I’ve voiced before I think Federer, Nadal and Djokovic need to be playing."

The World No.93 spoke on the consequences of all three men missing the Slam, not only from a fan's standpoint but also from that of a competitor.

“If all three aren’t there, it’s a disaster. It’s an absolute disaster for the fans and the people that enjoy tennis," added Kyrgios. “Yes, it’s obviously a good opportunity for some of the younger guys to come through and make an impact, but as a whole, we do need them to be part of the sport.”

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