Nick Kyrgios speaks highly of Felix Auger-Aliassime

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Nick Kyrgios speaks highly of Felix Auger-Aliassime

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire his Wimbledon third round match due to an abdominal injury. Kytgios, ranked at No. 60 in the world, retired the match against Auger-Aliassime after losing the second set.

Kyrgios won the first set 6-2 but then lost the second by a 6-1 score. Kyrgios dropped his serve once in the first set but broke Auger-Aliassime to comfortably win the opener. After losing the first set, Auger-Aliassime responded in the second set as he broke Kyrgios two times to level the match at one set apiece.

"I can’t roll my arm over anymore,’ said Kyrgios to the physio at the changeover at the end of the second set. "I can’t serve anymore."

Kyrgios praised Auger-Aliassime

"I haven’t played this level of tennis in a long time,2 said Kyrgios on court.

"And obviously playing someone as good as Felix, I need my main weapon – my serve – to be firing on all cylinders and I just felt my ab. "Definitely did something to it towards the end of the first set. That’s just the way it goes "He’s a hell of a player, he’s going to do some special things in this sport.

"Playing out here and having this kind of support, has made me have a second wind. I reckon I’m gonna come back and play for a bit longer I reckon. "I did all I could to prepare to get here,’ he added.’ ‘I beat a heck of a player first round and I played a great second round.

"Just to get out here again and play two sets, I tried to play as long as I could and I’m sorry that I couldn’t give you more today but you’ll see a lot of him in the future. And he’s better looking too, so it’s all good."