Nick Kyrgios looking distressed

‘My season my be over,’ admits Nick Kyrgios after shoulder injury flares up in China

Nick Kyrgios says that his season may be over after a shoulder injury stripped him of his serve at the Zhuhai Championships in China.

The controversial Australian is oe of the most ferocious servers in the world, yet struggled in his 7-6, 6-1 first-round loss to Andreas Seppi.

Most worrying for Kyrgios is that one of his first serves dropped to just 88mph in the second set.

“At this at any rate I’m not even too sure what I’m going to do moving forward with the rest of my season,” he told reporters.

“I’m going to have to talk to my team and see what’s best. Yeah, at this stage it doesn’t look great.

“I wasn’t able to even serve at a reasonable pace. I mean, there’s no point for me to play if I can’t really serve, because serving is my strength, my favourite shot, my whole game is based around it and that’s where I’ve had my success this year when I’ve been serving my best.

“So if I’m not able to serve at my best and I’m hindered, I’m probably not going to bother playing until I can get it right again.”

Kyrgios attention will now probably turn to the Australian Open in January, but admits that will force a decision on his Davis Cup participation.

“Obviously I want to play Davis Cup toward the end of the year.

“That’s mid-November, so until then I’ve got a lot of time.

“I can rest, recover, get my shoulder right.

“Man, I haven’t been home in almost seven months. So maybe a blessing in disguise.”

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