In a press conference Nick Kyrgios spoke about his physical condition in Zhuhai following his straight-set loss to Andreas Seppi in the Zhuhai Championship opening round. The Australian said: "Obviously I played the Laver Cup before this event and I wasn't able to compete on day three of the Laver Cup.
So, I mean, I was battling with a bit of a shoulder/collar bone injury. I was playing well in the first set, I was obviously up a break serving for the set and, I mean, yeah, my shoulder was, yeah, I was obviously struggling a lot.
I'm serving usually somewhere around the 230 kilometers an hour mark and I wasn't even able to crack about 180. So, yeah, I mean I was obviously hindered a lot, but I mean he played as well as he had to today to take me down with what I had and, yeah, it was, he played too good, he's a tough competitor."
Kyrgios was asked if he could consider shutting down his season: "At this rate I wouldn't be surprised. I wasn't able to even serve at a reasonable pace. I mean, there's no point for me to play if I can't really serve, because serving is my strength, my favorite shot, my whole game is based around it and that's where I've had my success this year when I've been serving my best.
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."