Nick Kyrgios has been forced to withdraw from the Mallorca Championships with an abdominal injury and could be in doubt for Wimbledon with the tournament less than a week away. The Aussie has been enjoying a successful grass-court season, making back-to-back semi-finals in Stuttgart and Halle, and is now hoping to be ready for another appearance at the All England Club.
Kyrgios had previously set his sights on winning Wimbledon in a previous Instagram Q&A, and has been working towards his goal with a successful run on the grass. The world No 45 made the semi-finals in both Stuttgart and Halle over the last two weeks, having defeated second seed Tsitsipas at the latter tournament.
The 27-year-old has now been forced out of the Mallorca Championships, where he was set to play Roberto Bautista Agut in the round-of-16 on Wednesday evening. “I’m really sorry I’m going to have to withdraw from tonight’s match here in Mallorca,” the Australian said in a statement.
“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.”