Tennis: Aussie Nick Kyrgios out with injury, Tsonga, Dimitrov advance in Queen’s Club Championships
Nick Kyrgios suffered an injury setback just two weeks before the start of Wimbledon as he was forced to retire during his first round match at the Queen’s Club Championships in London on Monday.
The talented Australian maverick slipped awkwardly on the grass at the back of the court during a rally at 4-4 in the first set against American Donald Young, succumbing to what appeared to be a recurrence of a recent problematic hip injury.
After putting his head in his hands and lying on court for a few minutes after the slip, Kyrgios needed a medical time-out.
When he resumed, obviously in some discomfort, he went on to squander two break points before losing the first set 7-3 in a tie-break and then deciding to retire from the contest.
His withdrawal may have just been a precaution with Wimbledon so close, but it was another blow to the 22-year-old, who had been struggling with hip and shoulder problems which had forced him to pull out of the Italian Open.
Earlier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had returned emphatically to winning ways at Queen’s, putting his shock first round exit at his home French Open firmly behind him.
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