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Tennis News, Nick Kyrgios throws a crushed racket in the stands

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An injured Nick Kyrgios did some tough things in his round of 16 clash against Croatia’s Borna Coric, retiring in straight sets, but not without some patented theaters.

The Australian suffered from what appeared to be a significant knee injury, abandoning the opening set 6-3 and seeking to score solely on his serve.

“I can’t serve without pain … when I land it feels unstable to me,” Kyrgios was heard to say to the coach after the first set.

“I’ll probably play one more game. I’m serving 170 km / h instead of 220.”

Although it was a dark spectacle, there is never a completely dull moment when it comes to the blazing star, who growled on the pitch and shrugged for the rest of the game.

Theaters seemed to wake him up in the second when he led the Croatian to four to three.

“My apologies to those who caught Kyrgios at the court mic,” commentator Drew Lilley said.

“Kyrgios is complaining in Melbourne about the weather now.”

It was short-lived however, with the Australian warning for a cursing tirade after losing a crucial point late in the second set.

This was shortly followed by a spectacular racket crash, with Kyrgios throwing the crushed heap into the empty stands of 1573 Arena en route to straight-set loss.

“I was in pain over the last year and always had knee issues, especially with my left knee. It was something pretty serious and I’d rather not talk about it,” said Kyrgios on his post-match injury.

“I did all I could to improve it and be able to play and I’m lucky to be healthy enough to play.”

Melbourne Summer Series: Nick Kyrgios vs. Borna Coric

The flashy Aussie also lamented playing in front of empty pits and admitted the lack of a crowd felt bad.

“I definitely have a different feeling about it. I play Coric… I usually bring a crowd and look around and there are about 30 people, it’s kinda weird,” he said. he admitted.

“I don’t think I’m going to have such good memories as I have here before. You talk about (defeating in five sets) Khachanov last year or playing Rafa last year on center court where it was the highest rated televised game. pretty much in tennis history … I don’t think it’s possible to have any chances of being part of it again this year – and that’s OK , I’m okay with that, I know we’re just lucky to play again. “


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