Kei Nishikori quits Wimbledon because of calf injury
World no five Nishikori quits Wimbledon because of calf injury. He said that the injury started during his five-set win over Simone Bolelli in the first round. But in the practice matched his pain increased after that the 25 year old decided to confirm his withdrawal.
The Japanese player was set to play his second round match against Santiago Giraldo on Centre Court. The Colombian will now be awarded a walkover.
Nishikori said after confirming his withdrawal that, “It got better before the first match, you know, last week. I thought it was really going to be okay. But last match in fifth set I was hurting too much.”
“I don’t know how I fought through but somehow I won. I thought it would get better in two days but today it was still hurting, just walking and running, so I decided not to play. It is not a big injury, I think a little tear.“
“I’m very disappointed. Especially it’s a Grand Slam. I thought I was playing well on grass. So very unfortunate to lose this chance. But, you know, I try to keep it up. Hopefully I can do well in the US series“, he also added.