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Nick Kyrgios’ Injury Woes Continue at Delray Beach Open 2020

Nick Kyrgios’ Injury Woes Continue at Delray Beach Open 2020

Nick Kyrgios

World Number 21 Nick Kyrgios had flourishing Australian Summer this year. He reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Melbourne major and lost to the 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.

However, continuing his 2020 season seems challenging for Kyrgios. The top-seed pulled out of the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open 2020 hours before his round one match against Tommy Paul.

Kyrgios is dealing with an injured wrist. “I’m dealing with a little bit of a left wrist injury; been dealing with it for the last week or so,” Kyrgios said. “Some sort of tendon thing. Apart from that feeling pretty good.”

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

In 2019, Kyrgios’ shoulder and collar bone were injured and consequently, he called off his Asian Swing and later played at Davis Cup Finals.

With Kyrgios’ withdrawal lucky loser Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros will move into the main draw. Until today, no Australian has ever gone beyond the first round of the ATP 250 tournament in Florida, USA.

“One of my favorite places to play” – Nick Kyrgios on the Delray Beach Open

Kyrgios generally likes to play in Delray since it’s home to basketball events. He’s an avid basketball fan and plays and follows it on a regular basis.

“Delray is somewhere I feel extremely comfortable. I always have one of my favorite weeks of the year. Obviously the basketball court is a big part of it,” he said.

“I just love coming to the States; it feels like home. I obviously love basketball. I feel comfortable here. This is probably one of my favorite places to play just because of the environment.”

Read More – “I’ve Beaten Every Player On Tour” – Nick Kyrgios

Next week Kyrgios will be flying to Acapulco to defend his ATP 500 title in Mexico.

Dominic Thiem of Austria in action against Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's singles semifinal at the Indian Wells 2019
Milos Raonic

At Delray Beach Open 2020,  the third seed Taylor Fritz was ousted by Cameron Norrie in the three tight sets. The Americans Frances Tiafoe and Reilly Opelka are through to the second round of the tournament.

The Canadian Milos Raonic steamrolled over Denis Istomin and dropped just one point on his first serve. The second seed Raonic will face Cedrik-Marcel Stebe in the second round.

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