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Nick Kyrgios OUT of Wimbledon as he retires from third-round match with injury

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during his men's singles third round match against Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada during Day Six of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021 in London, England.

Kyrgios is out of Wimbledon (Picture: Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios’s Wimbledon adventure came to an abrupt end as he retired in his third-round match against Felix Auger-Aliassime due to an abdominal injury.

Kyrgios, playing his first tournament outside of Australia since February, 2020, admitted his body was struggling after he’d played mixed doubles with Venus Williams on Friday.

And although he won the first set against the Canadian, he decided to throw in the towel at the end of the second set.

‘I can’t roll my arm over anymore,’ said Kyrgios to the physio at the changeover at the end of the second set. ‘I can’t serve anymore.’

In an unusual move, both players spoke to the crowd after the match, with Kyrgios confirming it was an ab issue.

Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada celebrates a point during his men's singles third round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia during Day Six of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021 in London, England.

Auger-Aliassime advanced to the last-16 (Picture: Getty)

‘I haven’t played this level of tennis in a long time,’ said Kyrgios on court. ‘And obviously playing someone as good as Felix, I need my main weapon – my serve – to be firing on all cylinders and I just felt my ab.

‘Definitely did something to it towards the end of the first set. That’s just the way it goes.

‘He’s a hell of a player, he’s going to do some special things in this sport.

‘Playing out here and having this kind of support, has made me have a second wind. I reckon I’m gonna come back and play for a bit longer I reckon.’

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