Nick Kyrgios retired from his first-round match at Wimbledon due to a hip injury after losing the first two sets to Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 6-4. However, the Twitterati hardly showed any sympathy and had some fun at the Aussie's expence after his second retirement in as many tournaments.
Kyrgios, who was visibly uncomfortable from the beginning of the match, wore long white leggings under his shorts and spent most of the first set trying to flex and stretch his leg. His lack of concentration forced him to make a double fault in the eighth game, which gave Herbert the break, which resulted in the Frenchman closing out the opening set.
The injury took a severe toll in the second set as he struggled to move freely across the court, something that the 70th-ranked Frenchman capitalized on as he provided the first upset of the tournament. But just at the end of the second set, the injury got the better of the Australian and he had to opt for a medical timeout. He spent several minutes speaking to the doctor before informing Herbert about the retirement.
"Probably get an MRI tomorrow," Kyrgios was quoted as saying by ESPN. "Hopefully get an injection or something, do rehab, and get healthy, I guess. I can't really do anything. You know, it's just a bit unlucky what happened. I mean, yeah,
Here are some of the Tweets:
Not only Kyrgios, but Spurs were heavily trolled too
No coincidence that Kyrgios rocks up in a Spurs jersey and gets dumped out in first round. #Wimbledon2017— Chris (@Chris_Watts94) July 3, 2017
Never has a combination been more perfect than Kyrgios and Spurs. Absolutely made for each other.— Pete Campbell (@hahostolze) July 3, 2017
We all thought that too
This spring, when Kyrgios was beating Djokovic & pushing Federer to limit, thought he had fine shot to win Wimbledon 2017. Retires in R1— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) July 3, 2017
Well you can't blame him for that
Nick Kyrgios' attitude towards Wimbledon/Tennis in general. pic.twitter.com/7iuTScDt0M— Coral (@Coral) July 3, 2017
However, Kyrgios received sympathy and support from some fans
Everyone calling Kyrgios 'weak' etc. He's clearly injured. He was injured coming in. Get a grip. #Wimbledon2017— Jon Tuxworth (@Tuxy81) July 3, 2017
Kyrgios admits pre tournament he has an injury. Plays poorly due to said injury. Yet this will be written up as another "Kyrgios implosion"— Matt (@Mattys123) July 3, 2017
And some took this opportunity to take a dig at Bernard Tomic
Some kudos to Kyrgios who's clearly not fit. By now, Tomic would be playing FIFA.#Wimbledon17— Richard Hinds (@rdhinds) July 3, 2017
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