With less than 24 hours before his first-round match at Wimbledon, Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios withdrew, leaving his girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi, “heartbroken.” After having knee surgery at the beginning of the year, Kyrgios has been working to regain his previous level of fitness.
The Australian Open and French Open were both off limits to him, but he returned to the courts before Wimbledon. The Australian star succumbed to Yibing Wu in straight sets in his opening match of the year at the Stuttgart Open. He was plainly in pain. The 28-year-old said that a torn wrist ligament forced him to give up his hopes of making a comeback at Wimbledon this year.
Following that, performances at the Halle Open and the Mallorca Open were postponed. However, Kyrgios did make it to Wimbledon last week in order to get ready for the Grand Slam, giving fans hope that he will take part. The 28-year-old, however, confirmed on Sunday night that he would not be competing at Wimbledon due to a new ailment he suffered in Mallorca.
Wimbledon shared Kyrgios’ statement on their Instagram page, with Hatzi reposting it on her story. Kyrgios’ girlfriend simply added the word “heartbroken” along with a broken heart and sad face emoji. His statement read: “Hey Everyone, I’m really sad to say that I have to withdraw from Wimbledon this year. I tried my hardest to be ready after my surgery and to be able to step on the Wimbledon courts again.
The Aussie Tennis star, Kyrgios was scheduled to face David Goffin in the first round on Monday, July 3. The World No. 33 is yet to play a Grand Slam tournament this year. He pulled out of the Australian Open in similar fashion earlier this year, citing a knee injury as the cause of his surprise exit. The persistent knee injury also forced him to the sit out of the French Open.
The tennis star also reached the finals of the 2022 Wimbledon which was indeed the career best result for him. The Australian’s hopes of a maiden Grand Slam title were ended by top-seed Novak Djokovic in the summit clash.