Kyrgios Ends 2017 Season Due To Injury
Nick Kyrgios announced on Twitter Thursday that he would skip the rest of the season to help aid his recovery from injury and best prepare for the 2018 season on the ATP World Tour.
“Unfortunately due to the reoccurrence of my hip injury that I originally suffered at Queen's [Club], I am shutting down my season to make sure I can rehab and prepare as best as I possibly can for the Australian summer,” Kyrgios wrote. “I have played a huge amount of tennis since coming back from my hip injury in Washington and unless I want this to escalate to an injury that requires surgery, I need to listen to my body and my team.”
Nevertheless, it was a successful season for the 22-year-old Australian, who earned his 100th tour-level win at the Western & Southern Open against Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios also triumphed four times against players ranked inside the Top 5 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, beating then-World No. 2 Novak Djokovic twice, at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel and the BNP Paribas Open.
The right-hander advanced to two ATP World Tour finals in 2017, at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (l. to Dimitrov) and the China Open in Beijing (l. to Nadal), winning 31 matches on the season.
“I will do all I can to improve for 2018 and I would like to thank all of you who supported me, reached out and sent encouragement and positive energy through 2017,” Kyrgios wrote. “Thank you, and see you in 2018.”