The number 58 of the world, Nick Kyrgios, has a pain in the neck and is unable to take the field and in a post on Instagram says: “I’m sorry that my return has been postponed because right now I have a nagging pain in the neck. I’m trying to overcome it, but since I can’t serve at 100%, I’ll come back only when I feel I can resume without problems”.
In Stuttgart, he participated instead in a couple of editions, in 2019 when he lost in the first round to Matteo Berrettini and in 2018 when he surrendered to 20-time Slam champion Roger Federer in the semifinals. The Australian, who loves playing on grass, started his 2021 season at the ‘Murray River Open’ in Melbourne.
Nick Kyrgios then played at the Australian Open, where he reached the third round before losing in five sets to Dominic Thiem. After that match in an interview, he said, “I can change my decision as the wind changes. I’m not too sure, depending on what happens with the COVID in Australia, although I assume we’ll sort it out pretty quickly. But I don’t know how I’m going to have to go through quarantine abroad in tournaments.”
“I’m used to playing in front of stadiums full of people. I don’t want to travel the world when it’s not the right time, quarantine myself for a week, and then play. I don’t. I don’t know, I’m not really sure what’s next,” concluded the 26-year-old Canberra tennis player.