Nick Kyrgios to go to Wimbledon without grasscourt warm-up

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Tennis star, Nick Kyrgios, will kick-off his Wimbledon campaign without playing any grasscourt tournaments in the weeks prior, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reports.

Kyrgios had planned to leave Australia for Europe about a fortnight ago but a neck and shoulder complaint has delayed his departure.

The 26-year-old is set to board a flight bound for England on Wednesday, leaving him just four days to practice on his preferred surface before the tournament begins on Monday.

According to the SMH, grass is Kyrgios’ favourite playing surface and his camp are not overly concerned with the lack of practice on the grasscourts at the All England Club.

Nick Kyrgios will kick-off his Wimbledon campaign without playing any grasscourt tournaments.

But experts say the lack of time to acclimatise will do nothing to enhance Kyrgios’ chances of going deep at the tournament where he became a household name after a stunning fourth-round win over Rafael Nadal in 2014.

Kyrgios has not played on the tour since his exit from the third round of the Australian Open in February. His absence has seen his ranking drop to No. 58, meaning he will face one of the top seeds by the third round at the very latest.

Fellow Greek Australian, Thanasi Kokkinakis, is also striving to earn an entry in the Wimbledon main draw through qualifying this week.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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