With no clear favourite for this year’s Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios would have fancied his chances at the famous tournament. While the likes of Murray, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer would take all the lime light, the likes of Kyrgios would have slipped under the radar before emerging as one of the players to beat in the tournament.
But it all came crashing down, as the rising star had to retire from his opening day match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The 22-year old Australian was already in trouble when he was trailing 3-6, 4-6 before the doctors came and finally took the call.
This is what a distraught Kyrgios said after the match,
“I kind of knew I was in trouble,” Kyrgios said. “I have been feeling my hip ever since I fell over at Queen’s. I ever got it right. I was doing everything I could to help it, but just not enough time.
“I was in such a good place for one set at Queen’s. I was really enjoying myself. I was healthy. I couldn’t feel anything. I was playing great. I was feeling good. Then it just all got taken away pretty quickly.
“The doctor was leaning towards me not even playing. Wimbledon is my favourite tournament. So it’s tough for me to go out there and get beaten and pull out. Take nothing away from him. I thought I could win. Obviously probably not against him, but some opponents if I played them today, I probably still could have won.”
The idea of having a surgery seems to frighten Kyrgios, as that is not something that he wishes to undergo right now.
“I would do everything possible to avoid it,” Kyrgios said. “I don’t think anyone wants to go down the surgery route. I had it right after Paris. I wasn’t feeling it at all. Hopefully get an injection or something, do rehab, and get healthy. I would love to be back here in 12 months’ time 100 per cent fit.”
“Probably get an MRI tomorrow. Hopefully get an injection or something, do rehab, and get healthy,” Kyrgios said.
“I don’t think anyone wants to go down the surgery route. I would do everything possible to avoid it.
“I mean, I’m obviously a little bit scared. But I don’t think I need it at the moment.”