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“I’m just extremely sorry”

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios pulled out of his first round singles match against Peter Gojowczyk at the ATP Atlanta Open on Tuesday night, moments before he was scheduled to take the court due to left knee issues.

Kyrgios was the headlining act for the evening session but walked on to the court to aplogise to the crowd who had packed the stadium to see him play his first singles match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

“First of all, I just want to say I’m extremely shattered that I’m not able to compete tonight,” Kyrgios said. “I’ve won this tournament once and I’m playing probably some of the best tennis of my career. All I wanted to do was come out here and give you guys a show, but I’m unable to give my best performance today. I’m just extremely sorry, but I’m going to keep my hopes up and maybe be able to continue…


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