Tennis: Kyrgios Injury Flares At Hopman

Tennis: Kyrgios injury flares at Hopman

PERTH, Australia, Jan 5, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) - Australian Open hopeful Nick Kyrgios played down concerns over a worsening knee injury less than two weeks before the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne.

Two days after the world number 13 stridently dismissed talk of lingering problems with his left leg he laboured through a dismal loss to Jack Sock at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in the tie between Australia and the United States.

Kyrgios was beaten 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour in a performance which did not augur well for the Australian Open, starting a week from Monday. In his first ATP tournament since serving a ban for tanking at the Shanghai Masters in October, the controversial Kyrgios served up another listless performance, barely moving around the court.