Kyrgios retires from Queen's, raises concerns for Wimbledon

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Nick Kyrgios has retired with injury during the first round at Queens

Nick Kyrgios insists he will play through the pain barrier to keep his Wimbledon dream alive after the Australian star was forced to retire from his Queen's Club Championships first-round clash against Donald Young.

Kyrgios was locked at 4-4 in the first set of his encounter with Donald Young when he slipped trying to move to his left, landing awkwardly.

After courtside treatment to his hip, he continued until the tie-break, but retired after Young took it 7-3.

Nick Kyrgios has consistently performed well during the grass-court season, but a rough fall at Queen's Club on Monday has put his Wimbledon campaign in jeopardy. It's tough to play through.

In February, while playing a Davis Cup match for Canada against Britain in Ottawa, Shapovalov was disqualified for smashing in anger a tennis ball that struck umpire Arnaud Gabas, who suffered a fractured eye socket.

Kyrgios might be a doubt for Wimbledon, which begins July 3.

"I'd play Wimbledon if I was injured pretty badly anyway". "I'm sure it will".

"I'm here anyway. I don't really have time to go home or anything".

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Asked if he was optimistic of playing at the All England Club in less than a fortnight, Kyrgios said: "Yeah, of course".

"Dog & Fox", he replied, when asked for his immediate plans. "I'm sure it will".

"Obviously my main goal is to play well at Wimbledon, so I'm going to try and get it better and rehab it and hopefully it settles down".

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eased past fellow Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-2 in 66 minutes, Tsonga seemingly relishing being back on grass after a hard clay-court season that included a first-round exit at the French Open.

A medical time-out followed at the next change of ends but the 22-year-old signalled his ongoing discomfort with numerous shakes of his head. "This was a different match".

Shapovalov will face No.7-seeded Tomas Berdych, who defeated Steve Darcis 7-5, 6-3, next.

The world No. 20 is defending fourth-round points at Wimbledon, where he lost previous year to eventual champion Andy Murray. The event has a strong field that has been weakened by the withdrawals of French Open champion Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro.

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