Wimbledon runner up Nick Kyrgios On Tuesday, announced his withdrawal from the Atlanta Open singles tournament due to a left knee injury. The tourney will miss his on court brilliance.
The 27-year-old was slated to play German Peter Gojowczyk in his opening match of the ATP 250 hardcourt tournament in Georgia, but he instead spoke to the fans after pulling out.
“First of all, I just want to say I’m extremely shattered that I’m not able to compete tonight,” Kyrgios, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, said on court.
Kyrgios says sorry to Atlanta Open Fans
“I’ve won this tournament once and I’m playing probably some of the best tennis of my career. All I wanted to do was come out here and give you guys a show, but I’m unable to give my best performance today.
“I’m just extremely sorry, but I’m going to keep my hopes up and may be able to continue doubles with Thanasi (Kokkinakis) this week.”
Kyrgios, who won this year’s Australian Open doubles with compatriot Kokkinakis, has progressed to the quarter-finals of the doubles in Atlanta.
The men’s world number 47 was handed a wildcard into next month’s Western & Southern Open, the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, which will start two weeks before the U.S. Open kicks off in New York on Aug. 29.