Nick Kyrgios, Tomas Berdych Also Shut Down Their 2017 Season
by Tom Gainey | October 20th, 2017, 10:28 am
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Nick Kyrgios and Tomas Berdych, 14th and 15th respectively in the Race for London, have opted to end their chances at making the finals and shut down their 2017 seasons.

Kyrgios pointed to his hip as the reason.

“Unfortunately due to the reoccurence of my hip injury which I originally suffered at Queen’s, I am shutting down my season to make sure I can rehab and prepare as best as I possibly can for the Australian summer,” Kyrgios wrote on twitter. “I have played a huge amount of tennis since coming back from my hip injury in Washington and Unless I want this to escalate into an injury that requires surgery, I need to listen to my body and my team.

“This year hasn’t been as successful as I would have liked, especially at the Slams although it has been positive in some other areas. It’s no secret that I have had some sad moments to deal with away from the court which have added to my disappointments throughout the year.”

Kyrgios lost earlier this week in Antwerp to Ruben Bemelmens, and last week was fined for his retirement in Shanghai.

Berdych blamed a bad back for end his year.

Kyrgios and Berdych join Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka among the top players to end their seasons early.


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37 Comments for Nick Kyrgios, Tomas Berdych Also Shut Down Their 2017 Season

Daniel Says:

So this opens the door for DelPo, he is the last possible to qualify for WTF.

Right now he is #18 on ATP race, but #7 Wawrinka; #10 Djoko; #14 Berdych and #15 Kyrgios are all out. This moves DelPo to actually #14 with 1885 pts behind PCB 2605 as the 8th qualifyng right now.
He is playing Stolchom and if he wins there and makes finals in Basel (losing to Fed hehe, hope they are in different sides of draw, he may have a shot.

Either way 8 players:
- Goffin (playing this week)
- PCB (who lost this week already)
- Querrey
- Anderson (playing this week)
- Agut
- Isner
- Delpo
are in the run for WTF. Can’t see Agut having an actual shot. BUt the others do have. DelPo needs Stockholm title.


skeezer Says:

Wow what is going on?


Humble Rafa Says:

Soon, I will be the only man standing. Literally.

These kids need to get fit like me.


Humble Rafa Says:

WTF will be really WTF this year.


Gogo Says:

Good new for Federer, as espcially Nadal, I had a feeling Nick was ready to blow them all away indoors.


Giles Says:

This surely will be the most depleted field ever in the WTF, hence the name! It’ll be one very boring WTF.


j-kath Says:

Well, well….can’t believe it (apart from the Nov. charity match with Roger).

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/869271/Andy-Murray-Roger-Federer-Rafael-Nadal


Giles Says:

Am sure he won’t be playing Paris J-K.


Truth Says:

Frauderer fans claim that yearly easy draws, even amateur players in Fed’s draws, make him look perfect & the GOAT. Now they’re speechless when Djoker isn’t playing with Fedal.
In Fed-Djoker & Nadal-Djoker matches, they said Djoker was stupid, overrated and benefited from 12 years of easy draws.
In the Fedal delusion world, Djoker must be the least talented since he wasn’t destroyed in 6 matches from a short 5 month period during his top 3 years & top 3 tennis levels.
Fed didn’t have match up problems. He just got beaten many times by journeymen & Nadal in his top 5 years. Fed certainly is better in 2016-2017 than in 2008-2011. Nadal had no answers yet Fedal fans don’t use a lot of old age excuses for Nadal-Fed matches.
Fed almost got beaten twice at Wimbledon by his sycophant Roddick.
Fed’s not as great as the sycophants think.
Fed’s scared of Djoker & doesn’t feel good when he plays Nadal because Nadal is one dimensional to him.


j-kath Says:

Giles: Hardly likely. Looked up his website — not up to date as shows Shanghai…..


Daniel Says:

Federer has Tiafoe first round in Basel.


Giles Says:

^^^ Too tuff? Lol


skeezer Says:

^Yeah, tough. Fed could also meet very early Shapovalov or Goffin. After that should be ok ..
I know I know…indoors and Fed, he should get through. This is not a RafaDIrt surface.

BTW Giles glad you won’t watch the “boring’ WTF. I will, cheering on Fedal.


j-kath Says:

Daniel: @ 12.14pm 20th Oct.

Andy out at No.13…wonder why you didn’t mention him and mentioned Berdych at 14 and Kyrios at 15 who are also out ???? Sure you’ve got a reason.


Willow Says:

I Know its important to a players resume blahdy blah, top 8 players blahdy blah, i just find the WTFs more of a punishment after a long season, seems most of the time players are either too knackered or carrying some sort of injury, and the rest seem to kill themselves trying to qualify, and seem too spent to make an impression anyway, and the format is a joke , you lose and yet your still there, and can still win the whole thing, and it seems to be the same players that win it give or take the odd exception, and i dont see this year being any different, give the trophy to Federer now cant see anyone else making much of an impression ….


Willow Says:

Not really a fan of either Berdych or Kyrigios, but its sad to here of even more players being injured, IMO the season is too long and needs re-thinking ….


j-kath Says:

Willow: Not that bothered re. WTF this year but was wondering why Andy wasn’t listed by Daniel – my interest is because there was a vague (probably wrong) indication that Andy is immediately returning to playing —–but if not, as I believe to be the case, why Daniel omitted mentioning Andy but included Kyrios and Berdych when the ATP rankings listed Andy ahead of them. ?????


Willow Says:

J-Kath true especially as hes the defending champion too, but i think it was merely a slip, although Daniel will speak up for himself, i was hoping it to be true, but i frequently go on FB and post on the tennis links, and nothings been said there, so it was probably a long shot ….


Okiegal Says:

@Willow 2:42…… A big fat DITTO!!


Daniel Says:

JK,

I thought Andy season was done. Read somewhere (don’t remember where) That he wouldn’t return to play this year. But indeed there was no formal announcement yet.

Will he play Paris or WTF?!


Anton Says:

Kyrios- me , I , Me , I , Me , Myself and I

Berdych – Sorry , Sorry :-)

different generations……….


t4t Says:

Willow posting as Alison on the Grandstand claims she never apologizes! ROFL!


t4t Says:

What with all the lucky draws for the ATP’s fave, I think we can give the year end #1 trophy right now to Fed.


skeezer Says:

^who is “we”? You?
We all know you are the one with “lucky” syndrome, not Fed. Ya know, like USO lucky.


Willow Says:

t4t not only are you trolling me on here, you also follow me on TG, word of advice lead your own life, and dont worry about mine, then you will be much happier, PEACE TO YOU ;-)


j-kath Says:

Daniel: Andy won’t be at WTF no matter what he does from now on…despite some confusion re. playing Paris – the reason I mentioned that he was currently no. 13 was simply you didn’t mention him while you listed other top names and their ranking who had withdrawn…..no problem —just thought you knew something re. Andy and his intentions.


Willow Says:

She actually did this against Berdych, and called out against Stan, i like Stan, but im neither a fan of NK or Berdych, but i can imagine Fed fans going spare if this were Esther Satarova, Donna Vekic or Xisca doing the same, as they did when Novaks family did and rightly so, the same with Murrays wife, the point is a players family shouldnt be calling out or heckling a rival at all any player ….


t4t Says:

Bullow, you need to accept yourself. Only then you can stop telling lies.


Daniel Says:

Actaully JK, mathmatically Andy still has a chance to qualify. If he makes finals in Paris he adds 600 pts move to #9 behinda Stan, so 8. Title he would qualify for sure going to #7 above Stan.


t4t Says:

skeezer, you are right, it is Nadal who is lucky, not Fed. Nadal , as usual, was handed a tough draw at USO but he was lucky and the draw opened up. In case of Fed, it is not luck when he meets easy opponents. His lackeys at ITF/ATP create his draw. The easy part is not luck.
Also after hearing you are posting as hawkeye I went to TG but found you are not very active. The few posts you made were, however, witty and accurate. Good job, my other self!
Willow on the other hand is very active there on the non-tennis forum! This from a person who piously wants everybody to stick to tennis! Ha ha!


t4t Says:

JK, is there a chance that Andy will play Paris?


skeezer Says:

“…at USO but he was lucky..”(re: Rafa)

t4t you finally are making sense. Good job!

“Also after hearing you are posting as hawkeye”
Don’t lie, that is a bad a lie as having “cats”.

Hope you are enjoying Feds domination in his senior years.


j-kath Says:

t4t: I really don’t think so…the UK newspapers see him practising and leap to conclusions – what I could see both legs are bound in stretch bandages. He will play the charity match in Glasgow vs. Roger….which is a different kettle of fish.

Daniel: Amazing that one match could change events so easily…goes to show that virtually only Rafa and Roger have played consistently well over the last 6 months.

PS: Another major incident with a Shooter and hostages happening nr. Birmingham is in process…oh dear.


t4t Says:

skeezer, after you discovered I am you, our views seem to coincide. Not surprising, I suppose.
Fed is never lucky. His draws are designed to be cupcakes. Sometimes an easy opponent suddenly catches fire and poor Fed has to struggle.
Conclusion: Nadal is lucky when his tough draw unexpectedly becomes easy, Fed is unlucky when his carefully designed cupcake draw unexpectedly becomes tough.


t4t Says:

Fed’s domination over ITF/ATP has always been there from 2007, not just in his senior years. He dictates the draws, the surfaces, the balls, the schedules…I think the only thing new now in his senior years is that they have decided not to test for his magic potions.
Since you are me, if you are enjoying it, so am I.


t4t Says:

JK, I hope Andy calls time on his season. For a player of his caliber, only winnimng a slam or getting to #1 are worth taking risks for. As neither is possible before 2018, he should not risk playing matches this year.


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