"I hit a high forehand and I tear my pec. Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis vented his frustration Thursday at being forced to withdraw from a second-round US Open clash with three-time champion Rafael Nadal due to injury.

Always appreciate the continued support.' Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis has revealed the true reason that led to his career-threatening shoulder injury - vanity. Scottish First Minister causes holiday chaos for thousands by...Toddler dies after falling from ninth-floor window at a block of flats in east London as shocked...John Lewis's flagship store in Birmingham will never reopen after closing during lockdown putting...'Only HE knows why he did it': Teenage traveller 'Rocky', 17, is jailed for life for 'random' murder...Where will be added to the quarantine list next? The 23-year-old only managed nine tournaments last year due to injury but had entered next week's Canberra International, which has now been relocated to Bendigo, and was hopeful of playing in the Open. 69 Kokkinakis is down to 199 due to his ragged run with injuries, which have included shoulder, abdominal and knee problems.Last year he won his US Open first-round match before a pectoral injury forced him out of his second-round clash with Rafael Nadal.He also had to retire during last year's Australian Open first round after fighting his way through qualifying.In 2018 he upset then world No.1 Roger Federer, trumping the Swiss maestro in the second round of the 2018 Miami Open.Thanasi Kokkinakis has pulled out with health concerns.

Thanasi Kokkinakis' year has got off to the worst possible start with the injury-wrecked tennis star forced to pull out of the running for the Australian Open. "Kokkinakis was told by his surgeon that he would be ready to go in three to four months.But after completing a 12-week rehabilitation program, it didn't take long before Kokkinakis revealed his shoulder was still no good. And hes filthy about it. Looking back, it was probably my biggest regret," Kokkinakis told 20FOUR In My Own Words.

A popular tennis player has pulled out of qualifying matches for the Thanasi Kokkinakis made the announcement to his fans on Friday, saying he was disappointed he will be missing the Australian Open. Thanasi Kokkinakis was forced to pull out of his US Open match with Rafael Nadal due to a shoulder injury and received a classy message from the world No 2. "With his upper body falling to bits, Kokkinakis decided to dedicate himself to running in a bid to get super fit.He started running around 12km every day but, by the end of the week, he had been struck down by osteitis pubis.Kokkinakis revealed last week that he has taken up pilates in a bid to strengthen his core and groins.The South Australian has one major goal for 2018 - stay fit.Kokkinakis has looked solid at the Hopman Cup and will continue his Australian Open build-up at the World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide next week.Thanasi Kokkinakis reveals unlikely source of career-threatening injury: vanityTest of faith: Thanasi Kokkinakis contemplated quitting the sport after suffering a series of injuries. Share; Tweet; Thanasi Kokkinakis (zimbio.com) Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has suffered a setback in his preparations for the French Open after injuring his knee in a fall. Thanasi Kokkinakis made a successful return to tennis, winning the Brisbane International doubles title with Jordan Thompson. Get well soon,' another wrote.

Fresh Injury Blow For Thanasi Kokkinakis. "So I knew I was going to have to have surgery, which was pretty shattering. 'Hope to see you back out there soon Thanasi,' someone else commented. Published. Shattered to miss my favourite part of the year but I have to look after myself first.

'Shattered to miss my favourite part of the year but I have to look after myself first. Never do bench press. He then lost in the second round to Michael Venus. The South Australian showed enormous potential early in his career, soaring to a career-high ranking of No.69 as a 19-year-old in 2015. — Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) August 30, 2019 The former Australian Davis Cup hero has endured a cruel run with injury ever since undergoing … Adam Addicott. (File photo) Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis vented his frustration Thursday at being forced to withdraw from a second-round US Open clash with three-time champion Rafael Nadal due to injury.Kokkinakis, the world number 203, won his first Grand Slam match since the 2015 French Open against Ilya Ivashka in the first round at Flushing Meadows but a right shoulder problem prevented him from facing Nadal.“Cannot describe how angry and frustrated I am right now,” Kokkinakis tweeted. A freak accident at the Monte Carlo Masters has left the Australian on crutches . His fans responded to his message, wishing him well. France vows to retaliate against British travellers...British expat living in France claims he GAVE dinghy to migrants to cross the Channel after 11...Get out of France now...or you'll miss school: Thousands forced to cross the Channel including...Is Nottinghamshire next to be hit by a local lockdown? By. Hope you're better soon,' another wrote. Kokkinakis, 23, reached a career high of 69th in 2015 but his progress has stalled due to a series of injuries in recent years.Despite that, he famously defeated Roger Federer in the second round of the Miami Masters in 2018.He was making his third appearance in the main draw at the US Open, having lost in the first round in 2015 and 2017.Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us.

'Take good care of yourself.

He boasts four career wins against top 20-ranked opponents, including a sensational victory over then world No.1 Roger Federer in Miami in 2018. The South Australian world number 199 did not specify what his injury is but has had a tough season with injuries to his knee, shoulder, and abdominal issues.After qualifying for the Australian Open during the main draw in 2019, Kokkinakis quit halfway through the second set of the first round with Japan's Taro Daniel.In the US Open last year, Kokkinakis won against the first-round match against world number one Rafael Nadal.He then pulled out of the competition after suffering through pectoral issues.