Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios withdraws from tournament with torn wrist ligament | UK News

Nick Kyrgios has dropped out of Wimbledon due to a wrist injury.

The Australian, who lost in last year’s final to Novak Djokovic, made the announcement on his social media accounts this evening, on the eve of the tournament.

He wrote: “I’m really sad to say that I have to withdraw from Wimbledon this year.

“During my comeback, I experienced some pain in my wrist during Mallorca.

“As a precaution I had it scanned and it came back showing a torn ligament in my wrist.

“I tried everything to be able to play and I am disappointed to say that I just didn’t have enough time to manage it before Wimbledon,” he added.

Kyrgios had been scheduled to begin his campaign against Belgian former quarter-finalist David Goffin on Court One on Monday.

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