Nick Kyrgios announced his withdrawal from the prestigious Grand Slam tournament on social media.
In a statement on Sunday, Kyrgios said, "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."
Nick Kyrgios was runner-up at Wimbledon last year. This year he has missed two major Grand Slam events, the Australian Open and the French Open, due to injuries. In addition, he missed his home Grand Slam earlier this year due to a knee injury in January. Nick Kyrgios didn't play the French Open from May to June this year due to a foot injury.
"I still think there's some question marks, for sure. I look at my preparations last year coming in — I probably had the most ideal preparation possible. It couldn't be any (more) different this year. I've been hitting with some really good players this week and my body is feeling OK. I'm going to take it one day at a time. I'm just going to try to do everything I can, prepare, go out there and play some good tennis." Nick Kyrgios further added.
Nick Kyrgios was to play David Goffin in the first round on Court 1 on Monday. As a result, the match was moved to Court 2 to 1 for Casper Ruud to replace Kyrgios. The Australian player's replacement will be decided in a draw on Monday.
The 28-year-old is yet to win a Grand Slam tournament. His runner-up finish at Wimbledon last year is his best performance at such events. He has also been able to make it to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the US Open. Nick Kyrgios' best performance at the French Open is in the third round. According to ATP, his current singles ranking is 33. He has won seven titles so far and has a record of 205 wins and 114 losses. This year he has played only one match and he has got a defeat.