Instead of having a tough time due to his hip and shoulder injuries, the Australian player Nick Kyrgios has done all he can to be ready for his French Open first round match against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber tomorrow.
Because of the hip problem, the 22-year-old firebrand was forced to pull out of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Rome and was dumped out of the first round in Lyon last week to a rank outsider.
The things further complicated for Kyrgios, when he got damage on his serving shoulder. The moody talent is reported to have physiotherapy every day in the leadup to the second grand slam of the season.
Seeded 18th at Roland Garros, Kyrgios told the media, “Obviously my body’s giving me a bit of a hard time at the moment, but I’m ready to play.”
“It’s the same sort of stuff as the US Open. A couple of things going on, but then nothing major that I have to instantly pull out or anything like that. I can work through it,” he added.
In the leadup to the Australian Open, the player was also suffered with a knee problem and was getting cortisone injections to try to settle the injury before he crashed out of the second round to Andreas Seppi.
He revealed that he was getting “a lot of treatment” on the hip; an injury which he hoped would not trouble him throughout his career.
He said, “I think you can get rid of it. It probably needs some rest and then I can sort of build up again. That’s how it’s going to get away.”
“But at this stage it’s a tough period. Obviously I haven’t had much rest. We’ll see after this week how it pulls up and then obviously my main focus is Wimbledon. The grass suits my game most and I enjoy London and I enjoy playing there, so I think the grass is obviously my best chance,” he continued.