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.
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) October 19, 2017
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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