Nick Kyrgios could miss the rest of the Asian leg of the ATP Tour season after aggravating a shoulder injury at the Zhuhai Championships. The fiery Australian was playing Italian Andrea Seppi in the first edition of the tournament in China and was going very well in the first set after taking a 4-1 lead.
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However, his shoulder then started playing up which hampered his powerful serve and he lost the first set 7-6. He could not recover before losing the second set 6-1 in the first round match of the ATP 250 tournament. Kyrgios, ranked 27 in the world and sixth for the Chinese tournament, admitted his shoulder trouble severely restricted his performance in the match, and he is now targeting the Davis Cup in November for his comeback.
“There’s no point for me to play if I can’t really serve, because serving is my strength, my favourite shot,” he told reporters. “So if I’m not able to serve at my best and I’m hindered, I’m probably not going to bother playing until I can get it right again. “I want to play (in the) Davis Cup toward the end of the year, that’s mid-November. So until … then I’ve got a lot of time, I can rest, recover, get my shoulder right,” Kyrgios added.