Nick Kyrgios takes drama with himself every where he goes and this time it was on Court No. 1 when he was up against French youngster Ugo Humbert.
Nick and Ugo played one of the thrillers of the Wimbledon 2021 so far with their match getting suspended on Day-2 and play being resumed on Day-3 when the score was tied at 2-sets each and 5th set tied at 3-3. Resuming the play today, Nick finally won the match 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 9-7 in a total of 3 hours and 26 minutes over the two days.
Kyrgios had an injury scare during his 1st round match
Nick was on the verge of being the latest entrant on the injured list of this year’s Wimbledon when he had to seek medical attention when the game resume today. He was however lucky to come out with nothing serious and could continue the match and eventually win it as well.
“You can’t always expect the grass to be at wrong at those moments when you are wrong footed. That’s happened to me before, I actually slipped once at Queen’s. I was always gonna get up and play. I had made it that far, I haven’t been playing lot of tournaments and I am here.
“So, it didn’t matter if it was something bad, I was always gonna get up and play, even with one leg, I was gonna get up and finish the match. That was it. I really enjoyed being out there. My hip’s fine. I’m very lucky that it wasn’t nothing to severe.” said Nick about his injury scare after seeing the unfortunate withdrawals of Adrian Mannarino and Serena Williams.
“I’m not scared of anyone in the draw” Nick Kyrgios about his upcoming opponents
Nick has not been a regular on the tour this year as he last played his professional match in his 5-setter epic Round of 32 defeat at the hands of Dominic Thiem at the 2021 Australian Open. He did not play in any other tournament between the Australian Open and the 2021 Wimbledon skipping the entirety of the Clay season.
“I got 4 days before the event started here. A lot of people were telling me there’s no chance, there’s no point in going without sure preparation. I was hearing a lot of things, there’s no chance that you can come out of the couch and play at this level. I was like, dude, I know my game, I know how to play, I know how to play on Grass, I’ve had success here.
“I’m not scared of anyone in the draw. I know and if I believe and I’m feeling good mentally, I know what I am capable of. 3-4 days a week, doesn’t matter for me. A week’s preparation is not gonna change much. I’m playing this sport since I was 7-years old. I am gonna go out there and give it. I am serve big and play big and I just compete.” said Kyrgios about his preparations.
Nick Kyrgios will now face Gianluca Mager in the 2nd round of the Wimbledon 2021.