Nick Kyrgios: Australian Championship outdoors Mallorca with stomach ache | Tennis information

Nick Kyrgios retires from the Majorcan Championships because of stomach muscle ache earlier than opposing the teaching course of off the pitch within the second half of the yr; “Fully disagree. It loses one of many solely distinctive traits that no different sport had.”

Final up to date: 23/06/22 7:04


Nick Kyrgios retired from Mallorca earlier than opposing off-pitch coaching

Australian Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Majorcan Championships because of stomach muscle ache.

Kyrgios was presupposed to play Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in Mallorca, however the 27-year-old was pressured to go away the sport lower than per week into Wimbledon.

“I’m actually sorry that I must withdraw from tonight’s match right here in Mallorca,” Kyrgios stated in a press release launched by the organizers.

“I’ve performed plenty of nice video games these days and sadly I awakened with ache in my stomach space. I went straight to the match physician and he suggested me to not play tonight.”

Kyrgios has reached the semifinals in Stuttgart and Halle in current weeks however won’t be seeded when the principle Grand Slam draw on grass kicks off on Monday.

The Australian criticized the ATP Tour’s determination to attempt the coach off-court, saying the fantastic thing about the game the place gamers needed to determine issues out for themselves had been taken away.

The ATP will attempt off-court coaching within the second half of the yr, with gamers receiving instruction in qualifying and essential draw matches in tournaments together with the US Open and ATP Finals.

Patrick Mouratoglou, who coached Serena Williams and now coaches Simona Halep, congratulated the ATP transfer, however Kyrgios stated he opposed the transfer.

“Completely disagree. It loses one of many solely distinctive traits that no different sport had,” Kyrgios stated on Twitter.

“The participant needed to determine issues out for himself. That was the fantastic thing about it. What if a excessive profile participant versus a low stage participant who would not have or (cannot) afford a supervisor?”

The trial begins within the week of July 11 and can run by to the ATP Season Finish Finals in November.

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