Injured Kyrgios Eyes Toronto Return
Australian confident he'll be fit to play Rogers Cup
Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Citi Open on Wednesday due to a hip injury ahead of his second-round meeting against fellow Australian James Duckworth. But the 23-year-old Australian is confident that he will be fit for next week's Rogers Cup.
“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.”
Kyrgios, who has a 19-8 record on the season, highlighted by a fourth ATP World Tour title at the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp (d. Harrison) in January, has been replaced by Australian lucky loser Jason Kubler in the Washington, D.C. draw.