X

Monday 15
October

Tennis

Injured Kyrgios battles through

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Bobbie Jackson

Nick Kyrgios has sealed his place in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International despite struggling with a knee injury.

The 22-year-old required strapping to his knee in the early stages of his encounter with Matthew Ebden but battled on to seal a last-eight place in Brisbane.

Kyrgios struggled to get around the court but he proved his quality to pull off a three-set 6-7 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory against his compatriot.

The world number 21, who will face Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in the next round, revealed he has been struggling with the injury for a few days but insists he will be fine to continue his preparations ahead of the Australian Open later this month.

Kyrgios said: "I had been feeling pretty good coming into the tournament, then a couple of days out I was playing some points with Lleyton and kind of felt my knee a bit.

"I have been kind of nursing it the last day or two but I didn't really know what it was.

"It had a bit of fluid in there leading up to the singles but it doesn't really hurt me when I move, only when I am straightening my leg.

"I am sure I will be fine."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Tennis

Tennis

Delpo sidelined by knee issue

15th October 2018, 12:41

Juan Martin del Potro could miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his kneecap.

Tennis

Garcia ends title drought with Tianjin success

14th October 2018, 13:04

Caroline Garcia overcame Karolina Pliskova 7-6(9-7) 6-3 in Sunday's Tianjin Open final to land her first title of the season.

Tennis

Djokovic triumphant in Shanghai

14th October 2018, 12:11

Novak Djokovic landed the Shanghai Masters title after beating Borna Coric 6-3 6-4 in the final on Sunday.

Tennis

Qiang enjoys successful day in Hong Kong

13th October 2018, 17:47

Wang Qiang won two matches in the space of a couple of hours on Saturday to book her place in the Hong Kong Open final.

Tennis

Djokovic hammers Zverev to reach Shanghai final

13th October 2018, 13:56

Novak Djokovic thrashed Alexander Zverev to reach Sunday's Shanghai Masters final and declared it a "perfect" match.

Tennis

Fed seals Shanghai semi spot

12th October 2018, 16:51

Roger Federer booked his place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters after overcoming Kei Nishikori in the last eight.

Recent Sport Headlines

Huddersfield Town

I would love move to bigger English club - Zanka

15th October 2018, 15:36

Huddersfield Town defender Mathias 'Zanka' Jorgensen has revealed he would love to play for a bigger Premier League side.

Newcastle United

Newcastle can spring surprise - Kenedy

15th October 2018, 15:29

Newcastle loanee Kenedy is confident they can get back on track when they return to action after the international break.

Cardiff City

Cardiff star faces AFCON return clash

15th October 2018, 15:26

Bruno Ecuele Manga is set to start for Gabon in South Sudan on Tuesday after the Cardiff defender helped them to a 3-0 win on Friday.

Paris Saint Germain

Verratti 'not interested' in Red Star corruption claims

15th October 2018, 15:21

There wasn't anything sinister about Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade, according to Marco Verratti.

Watford

Watford star won't consider Euro goal until January

15th October 2018, 15:19

Watford star Roberto Pereyra says the club's focus is still on avoiding relegation but they could aspire to more later in the season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves in confident mood - Doherty

15th October 2018, 15:09

Matt Doherty has praised the confidence Wolves have been playing with this season and he is eager to keep the good run of form going.

Watford

Watford star grateful for boss' trust

15th October 2018, 15:07

Roberto Pereyra believes that the appointment of Javi Gracia at Watford this year has sparked his recent return to form.

Bayern Munich

Roma's Under linked with Bayern switch

15th October 2018, 15:03

Roma's Cengiz Under is a target for Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Tottenham, according to the president of one of his former clubs.