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