Australia’s Nick Kyrgios who was set to play fellow Australian James Duckworth has withdrawn from his second round match at the ATP 500 tournament in Washington. He was advised by the physio to rest his injured hip and he hopes to return to the tour in Toronto.
“It’s the same left hip injury I got after a sudden movement in Atlanta last week and I haven’t had enough time to be ready to play this week,” Kyrgios said. “The physio recommended a couple of days of rest, rehab and treatment. I’ve got ample time for it to settle down before Toronto.
“It’s disappointing. I’m sure I’ll be here again with another chance to play, but at this stage, I can’t risk aggravating the injury with [ATP World Tour] Masters 1000s and the US Open coming up. Last year I wasn’t healthy at the US Open, so I want to be right for that.”
Due to Kyrgios’ withdrawal after a first-round bye, Australia’s lucky loser Jason Kubler was gifted a first-round win before a second-round match against James Duckworth. It was Duckworth who took advantage and he moved into the third round with a tight 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) win over his fellow Australian.
Duckworth is ranked at 654 as he makes a comeback from injury and was using a protected ranking to play this tournament. With his 45 points earned so far he will jump around 200 places in the rankings. With the 20 points that Kubler earned after getting the lucky loser spot he edges closer to a top 100 ranking.
In a first-round match that was carried over after rain washed out play yesterday, Alex Bolt, a qualifier was defeated by USA’s wildcard Tommy Paul. The final score was 3-6, 7-6(0), 6-2. The rain did no favours for Bolt as he was closing in on a win before the rain intervened.
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