Nick Kyrgios’s preparation for the Wimbledon has caught up in a minor inconvenience after he was forced to withdraw from the Mallorca Championships after suffering from an abdominal injury.
As a result of his injury, Roberto Bautista Agut will get a walkover and will move on to the quarterfinals by default.
The grass-court season is surely the strongest feat of the Australian tennis star. He has previously had strong seasons in the Wimbledon and currently, in the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, Nick can be the one to challenge Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s dominance in the grand slam tournaments.
He has also previously accepted the fact that he is one of the strongest players up on the grass surface and always looks forward to playing in the Wimbledon.
His performances in the Mallorca Championships surely prove that he is very good on grass. However, his recent abdominal injury puts a question on his Wimbledon participation.
Will Nick Kyrgios play at the Wimbledon?
Nick Kyrgios would mostly be playing the Wimbledon since his withdrawal from Mallorca due to pain in the abs is just precautionary in order to ensure match fitness during the Wimbledon.
On this, he further issued a statement which stated,
“I’m really sorry I’m going to have to withdraw from tonight’s match here in Mallorca. I have been playing a lot of great matches lately and unfortunately I woke up with a pain in my abs. I went to see the tournament doctor right away and he advised that I don’t play tonight.”
“I really value the Mallorca Championships but I will follow his advice as I don’t want to risk Wimbledon next week”
He also further added that he was looking forward to playing the match and that he enjoyed his time up in Mallorca. He added that Mallorca is a beautiful island with nice people.
Nick had a really good tournament in Mallorca up so far before his withdrawal. He has been currently undefeated in the 2022 grass-court season and had won his first-round fixture against Laslo Djere in three sets.
He would’ve faced either of the top seeds Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas if he would have continued in the tournament without any injury.