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Kyrgios retires injured in Wimbledon first round

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his first round match against France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Australian 20th seed Nick Kyrgios retired injured in his first round Wimbledon match on Monday after losing the first two sets to French doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Kyrgios, clearly still struggling from the left hip injury that forced him to drop out in his first round match at the Queen’s Club tournament in London this month, was 6-3 6-4 down to the world number 70 when he asked for a physio to come on court.

Apart from in very rare flashes, the 22-year-old rarely ran to pick up the peppering of drop shots and lobs coming from Herbert, and sat with his head in his hands at the changeover after having his serve broken for 4-3 in the second set.

Kyrgios, who has never lost in the first round at Wimbledon, reached the last 16 last year before being beaten by eventual champion Andy Murray.

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