Nick Kyrgios Pulls Out Of Indian Wells QF With Roger Federer
by Staff | March 17th, 2017, 1:44 pm

Nick Kyrgios withdrew ahead of his match later today against Roger Federer in the Indian Wells quarterfinals, 21-year-old announced on Twitter.

“Unfortunately I am unable to play today due to sickness. At this stage we think it’s food position, and I’m praying it’s nothing more. After a restless night of being sick I have nothing left and to play a great champion like Roger, I need to be at my best to have a chance.

“I don’t take this decision lightly, these are the matches we train for but I’m in no fit state to take to the court. I’m sorry to the fans but I have to put my health first and I hope you understand.

“I want to wish Roger the best of luck for the rest of the tournament and thank everyone for their support so far here at the BNP Paribas Open. I will definitely be back. Thank you.”

Kyrgios’ withdrawal markes another black eye for controversial Australian.

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21 Comments for Nick Kyrgios Pulls Out Of Indian Wells QF With Roger Federer

madmax Says:

Oh My Goodness! I was not expecting this….food poisoning? What could he have eaten…this is the match everyone has been waiting for – the one that Nick has been going on about for an age – could he have been more careful with his diet during this tournament – he certainly could afford a chef to cook him a healthy meal before a marathon match…


was it a few beers too many?

Daniel Says:

Too bad. But the old man says thank you. Antbrest is welcome at this point. Now just two more macthes, probably Kei and Than Wawa. Almost the same run in AO, where he got, Lei, Wawa and than Nadal. Here it could be Nadal, Kei and Wawa.

the_mind_reels Says:

A unfortunate outcome, but I’d disagree that this adds to Nick’s less likable side. I’m certainly not his biggest fan, but he seems to have communicated the message maturely and with genuine regret.

Federer will have to wait for another day for a crack to level the H2H.

steve-o Says:

Alas! Would’ve been a great match.

Hope Kyrgios gets well soon. And hopefully Federer’s rhythm isn’t disrupted for tomorrow.

Ruby Says:

Agree with you @the _mind_reels. No reason to believe this is anything other than what Nick says — he was unwell and couldn’t play a good match. Much as people were anticipating this, no one really wants to see a nauseated guy staggering around on the court against Federer. Plus, I’ve gotten food poisoning in Palm Springs before! Could he have been more careful? Of course, he could have. But he’s a young kid in the fun-loving desert who just beat Djokovic. Maybe he went out and had a nice meal. You live and you learn.

HJF Says:

Shame really, was looking forward to this match, what i like about NK is the way he seems to relish the idea, and isnt intimidated when it comes to facing the top players ….

Humble Rafa Says:

And hopefully Federer’s rhythm isn’t disrupted for tomorrow.

rhythm? Do you mean his crying?

Czarlazar Says:

How do you get food poisoning from beer and hard liquor?

pitchaboy Says:

Humble Rafa needs to show some humility after being caned the last couple of times by the GOAT. He is now considered a goat appetizer.

skeezer Says:

“He is now considered a goat appetizer.”

Giles Says:

Reading all this cr@p, as if Donskoy didn’t even happen! Geez! Short memories.

FedExpress Says:

Sock has to do something special to lose from here.

he had so many chances to shut down the match in the 3rd

Markus Says:

Humbled Rafa prefers whining over crying.

BBB Says:

This is so disappointing!

People get food poisoning even when they’re careful with their diet.

Tennis Lover Says:

BIG 4 or Five including Wawrinka’s dominance will be officially over by 2018. I can still see Federer winning another major most probably Wimbledon if he stays fit and sustain his winning spree. Wawrinka, Murray and Djoker can win one slam each within 2018 as their swan song. I am still doubtful of Nadal’s chance of winning another major though. It all depends on his clay performance this year..If he does not win RG 2017 his career is officially over and I do not think he is going to drag his career longer after that. Why Fed is still dangerous- His refreshed body after break, his effortless less physical style and his bigger skill sets. Djoko and Nadal has this problem their limited skill sets will subdue them at this part of their career. However, excited to see who holds key of dominance of after Big 5 are gone from the limelight in 2018. I guess it will be a roller coaster like today’s Women’s Tennis

Giles Says:
Here you go RF fans a mug to remind you of your idol at coffee time.

madmax Says:


I know what you mean – it must be tough that Federer has beaten Rafa, what, 3 times in a row now?

Never mind, eh? Giles, learn to be accepting of things that you have no control over – this has been a long time coming for Roger. You should try to be more gracious instead of bitter.

Giles Says:

madmax. Do you like the mug or not? I think it’s very appropriate.

Danica Says:

I think it’s cool :)

Amit Says:

Giles: its cool!! The mug!!!

madmax Says:


I love the Mug! Very classy, very cool.

You offering to buy some mugs for the Fed Fans?

How kind. :-)

Send me details and whether any discount is available! :-)

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