Kyrgios Withdraws From Mallorca Championships Due To Injury

Nick Kyrgios (photo: Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images)


Nick Kyrgios has been forced to withdraw from the Mallorca Championships after suffering from a discomfort in the rectus abdominis on the left side. This was announced by the organizers of the ATP 250 grass-court event on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Australian will not take the court in the last match of the day against Roberto Bautista Agut in the round of 16. 

The long match played yesterday against Serbian Laslo Djere, which Krygios won after two hours and 15 minutes by the score of 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-6(1), together with his semi-final appearance at the ATP tournament in Stuttgart have taken their toll on the World No. 45, who will now try to recover in time for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.  

I’m really sorry I’m going to have to withdraw from tonight’s match here in Mallorca,” said Kyrgios. “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. 

“I was really looking forward to tonight’s match as I’ve been loving my time here. Mallorca is such a beautiful island with really nice people.  

“I want to say a big thank you to Toni Nadal, Edwin Weindorfer, the amazing crowd and the whole tournament organization for the great treatment. I hope I can come back to Mallorca next year.”