Nick Kyrgios’ Wimbledon hopes hang in the balance after latest injury withdrawal

Jun 20, 2023
The 28-year-old has been struggling with a recurring knee injury that has plagued him over the past few months. Source: Getty Images.

In a disappointing turn of events, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been forced to withdraw from the prestigious Halle Open due to a persistent injury, casting doubts over his participation in the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.

The news comes as a blow to both fans and the tennis community, as Kyrgios’ intense playing style and larger than life on-court persona have made him a fan favourite.

The 28-year-old has been struggling with a recurring knee injury that has plagued him over the past few months.

Despite his efforts to recover in time for the Halle Open, the injury flared up again, leaving him with no choice but to withdraw from the tournament.

Speaking about his decision, Kyrgios expressed his disappointment at the “very unfortunate news”.

“I won‘t be able to compete at Halle this year,” he began.

“I’m still dealing with a couple of things with my knee. Just trying to give myself the best opportunity to compete at Wimbledon.

“As you all know, that tournament means a lot to me and I just want to do everything right by my body.

“I tried everything here in Halle the last couple of days, but then I had to make the decision to pull out. I want, when I play, to deliver a performance like last year when I was in the semi-finals. But that will really not be possible.”

As the tennis community and fans around the world anxiously await updates on Kyrgios’ injury and his potential participation in Wimbledon, many have offered their messages of support for the 28-year-old.

Kyrgios faced disappointment in his recent comeback to the court following his prolonged absence following knee surgery.

Competing in the first round of the Stuttgart tournament on Wednesday, June 14, Kyrgios suffered a defeat at the hands of newcomer Wu Yibing, with a final score of 7-5, 6-3.

Kyrgios appeared to be visibly struggling on the court, suggesting that his comeback may have been premature. Throughout the match, Kyrgios could be heard complaining about his knee to his team.

“I feel my knee every point. I can‘t walk without pain,” he said.

Following the game, Kyrgios appealed for understanding from fans.

“Be patient with me my fans please,” he said.

“It‘s a process to get back to where I was.”

As the tennis world awaits further updates on Kyrgios’ injury and his Wimbledon prospects, fans will undoubtedly be hoping for his swift recovery and a return to the court to showcase his playing skills once again.

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