Nick Kyrgios Confirms He’ll ‘Most Likely’ Withdraw From Doubles With Venus Williams at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/03/2021, 1:11 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Australian professional tennis player Nick Kyrgios recently withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Facing Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round of the tournament, Kyrgios suffered an abs injury and was not able to serve properly. As a result, he decided to walk out of the match. The final scoreline of the match at the point was 2-6, 6-1.

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Nick Kyrgios was not just playing in the singles category of the Wimbledon Championships 2021 but he was also the partner of Venus Williams in the mixed doubles category. Thus, there is a doubt that whether the Australian will be able to play with Williams or not.

In a recent interview, Kyrgios revealed that he would ‘most likely’ not play even in the mixed doubles category. He stated that he just pulled out of a match where he was the dominant player and it is difficult for him to continue in the tournament now.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his first-round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Peter Nicholls TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

“Just pulled out of a match where I was looking like I was dominating. I’m not sure how much improvement,” said Kyrgios in the interview.

Nobody knows about the extent of Kyrgios’ injury as of now. He even mentioned that he is not sure how much time his body will take to recover from the injury.

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“Think I’d need a few days”- Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios returned to the court after about five months and he surely would not have wanted his Wimbledon campaign to end like this. In the same interview, he also highlighted that it would take him a few days to recover- signaling that continuing to play even in the mixed doubles category is not viable for him right now.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first-round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Paul Childs

“If I got the world’s strongest man’s abs surgically put here. I think I’d need a few days,” added the Australian player.

Fans hope that Nick Kyrgios recovers soon and returns to the court as soon as possible. He is definitely in some great form and they will like to witness some more of his shots. Will he be able to win a title on tour this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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