NICK Kyrgios has walked off the court injured in Dubai Tennis Championship semi-finals against Stan Wawrinka
Wawrinka had won the first set 6-4 in the semi-final of the Dubai Tennis Championship and was three games away from winning the match when Kyrgios left the court injured. He is advanced to final and willing for his second title of the year. He faces Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Kyrgios’s back pain was started again during the semifinal game against Wawrinka. He was first treated for it in his win over world No.7 Tomas Berdych.
Kyrgios said after the match,“It’s been bothering me the last couple of days. I had a bit of a hip injury at the start of Marseille. That was still sort of bothering me a little bit. I have been feeling so bad every day, like I’ve got some viral infection, as well.”
Wawrinka said, “He wasn’t really there from the beginning, wasn’t serving his best.You never know what to expect, because again, as you see when he broke me back at 3-4, he was playing really well.”
It was the first time the pair had met on court since Kyrgios’ was suspended forthe sex sledge against Wawrinka during their last match in Montreal. Kyrgios was suspended for 28-day ban and also handed for $25,000 fine.
Wawrinka said on the Kyrgios comment, “He’s a tennis player, I’m a tennis player. We are not friends, for sure. We don’t go for dinner together. But there is nothing else. We see each other on the Tour every week almost. That’s it.”