Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka have both withdrawn from Queen’s. Kyrgios, ranked at No. 58 in the world, has made five appearances on the grass courts of Queen’s throughout his career.
The Australian’s best result at the Queen’s Club came in 2018, when he made the semifinal before losing to Marin Cilic. In his last Queen’s appearance — which came in 2019 — Kyrgios was beaten in the round-of-16 by Felix Auger-Aliassime.
On the side, Wawrinka has made seven appearances at the Queen’s Club throughout his career. Wawrinka’s best result at the Queen’s Club came in 2014, when he made the semifinal before losing to Grigor Dimitrov.
Kyrgios also pulled out of Stuttgart
Kyrgios was scheduled to kick off his grass season this week but he withdrew from the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. “My tennis family, I’m sorry my return has been pushed back as I am having some uncomfortable pain in my neck at the moment.
“I’m trying to get on top of it but as I can’t serve 100% I will only be returning when I feel I can make full impact on the tour. Will stay in touch,” Kyrgios recently said in an Instagram post. Kyrgios hasn’t played since losing in the Australian Open third round to Dominic Thiem.
”I can change like the wind. I’m not too sure, depending on what happens with COVID in Australia, you know, I’m assuming we will probably settle it pretty quickly. But I don’t know how I’ll have to quarantine in overseas in tournaments,” Kyrgios said after the Thiem loss.
“For me personally, man, I’m used to playing in front of packed stadiumds. I’m not gonna force myself around the world when the time is not right where I have to quarantine for a week and then play. I don’t know, I’m not too sure what lies ahead.”