‘Crocked’ Kyrgios out of Wimbledon

Australian Nick Kyrgios retired injured in the first round at Wimbledon after losing the opening two sets against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France on Monday.

The 20th-seeded Kyrgios was still struggling with the right hip injury which forced him out of playing at the Queen's Club in London.

During Monday's match, Kyrgios hardly ran to try and retrieve drop shots and lobs hit by his opponent, and Herbert soon started gaining the upper hand.

The Frenchman was leading 6-3, 6-4 when the 22-year-old Kyrgios called for a physio to come on the court before being forced to retire.

“I did everything I could to help it. I did not have enough time,” Kyrgios said afterwards.

“I spoke to the doctor before the tournament and he leaned towards not playing. But it is my favourite tournament and it was not easy to pull out.

“I thought I could win. There are some opponents I probably still could have won against, but not Pierre. I’m not taking anything away from him.”

In another men's singles first round result, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat British wildcard Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the second round.