Nick Kyrgios drops OUT of Wimbledon after retiring after two sets of his match with Felix Auger-Aliassime… as the young Canadian advances to fourth round
- Nick Kyrgios has retired from Wimbledon 2021 after his injury on Saturday
- The Australian was facing Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime in the third round
- The men had won a set each before Kyrgios was forced to retired with arm pain
Nick Kyrgios will play no further part at Wimbledon this year, conceding his third-round match against Felix Auger-Aliassime due to an abdominal injury.
The Australian star began to struggle while commanding a 5-2 lead in the opening set, calling a time-out to be treated and lying on the court while the physio massaged his stomach.
Kyrgios got back up and bagged the first set, but it all crumbled from there. Auger-Aliassime steamed to a 6-1 win in the second, as his opponent winced with every serve.
Nick Kyrgios has abandoned Wimbledon after succumbing to an injury during the third round
The Australian was in obvious pain with every serve as he struggled through the second set
Kyrgios dropped to the floor and had to receive treatment before the end of the opening set
The 26-year-old looked defeated as he took a seat, telling the physio ‘I literally can’t roll my arm over anymore’ before striding over to Auger-Aliassime to concede.
‘I haven’t played this level of tennis in a long time and obviously playing someone as good as Felix, I need my main weapon – my – to be firing on all cylinders and I just felt my ab,’ he told the crowd.
‘I definitely did something to it towards the end of the first set and that’s just the way it goes.
Before he could kick-off the third set against Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Australian conceded
Kyrgios was up to his usual tricks despite his injury, but was forced to bow-out eventually
‘Playing out here and having this support is kind of making me have a second wind. i think I’m gonna come back and play for a bit longer.
‘I did all I could to prepare to get here. I’ve beat a heck of a player in the first round and I played a great second round.
‘Just to get out here again and play two sets – I tried to play as long as I could and I’m sorry I couldn’t give you more today.’
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