Kyrgios pulls out of Wimbledon build-up event due to neck pain

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Queen's Club Championships, which is a build-up event to Wimbledon, due to neck pain.

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios, who last played at the Australian Open in February, was due to make his return for the grasscourt season after skipping the whole clay court leg.   -  Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of next week's Queen's Club Championships grasscourt event due to neck pain, raising doubts about the Australian's participation at Wimbledon later this month.

Kyrgios, who last played at the Australian Open in February, was due to make his return for the grasscourt season after skipping the whole clay court leg.

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"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," the 26-year-old wrote on Instagram.

"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."

Kyrgios reached the Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2014 after the Australian, who was ranked 144th at the time, beat world No.1 Rafael Nadal.

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He has been replaced by Spain's Feliciano Lopez at the Queen's Club Championships, which are due to begin in London on June 14, two weeks before the June 28-July 11 Wimbledon Grand Slam.

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