Nick Kyrgios remains uncertain for what would have been his first tennis outing since February after the unpredictable Australian delayed a planned trip to Europe for the summer grass season.
The World No. 58, who has not competed since an Australian Open third-round loss on February 12, was to have fronted up in Stuttgart for this week’s first grass tournament of the pre-Wimbledon season.
Instead, he has stayed in Canberra due to what he described as a neck injury.
He posted on social media: “My tennis family, I’m sorry my return has been pushed back as I am having some uncomfortable pain in my neck at the moment.
“I’m trying to get on top of it but as I can’t serve 100% I will only be returning when I feel I can make full impact on the tour. Will stay in touch.”
The Kyrgios camp is insisting that he will be ready when Wimbledon starts in three weeks; his last appearance there was 2019, where he lost in the second round to Rafael Nadal.