Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios hopes that a surgical procedure won't be required on his damaged hip. The 22-year-old has been troubled by that specific part of his body the whole season. The problematic hip didn't let Kyrgios finish his last two first-round matches at Queen's and Wimbledon respectively. Kyrgios slipped on the grass at Queen's and was forced to quit the match after reinjuring his hip. The Australian showed up at Wimbledon two weeks later, clearly not at his best, and ended up retiring.

However, Kyrgios remains eager not call it the year quits and hopes to feature in the upcoming U.S.

Swing and Davis Cup semi-finals. The U.S. Swing is set to start in just less than three weeks while the Davis Cup tie against Belgium is set to be held in September.

It would be a big blow for Kyrgios to miss the U.S. Swing which is played on hard-courts, as it includes two Masters 1000 events and a Grand Slam tournament. The 6ft 4in tall player is a fan of the hard surface as it well suits his aggressive game-style. However, ''Probably not at the moment. I got too much stuff going on,'' Kyrgios said when asked about the matter, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The eagerness

Rising prospect Nick Kyrgios insists that he won't go under the knife unless there is no other escape. The world number 20 instead hopes to get his hip healed on a less painful way.

''I don't think anyone wants to go down the surgery route. I would do everything possible to avoid it,'' Kyrgios said. The Australian then confessed that he is ''obviously a little bit scared'' before adding ''but I don't think I need it at the moment.''

Kyrgios also expressed his disappointment over the unfortunate ending to his campaign at Queen's.

The 22-year-old said he ''had it right'' after Roland Garros and ''I wasn't feeling my hip at all,'' before the slip occurred.

Said 'no' to the doctors

Nick Kyrgios decided to give Wimbledon a shot even though he was advised by the doctors to skip the tournament. Kyrgios was clearly having difficulties during his first-round match against French Pierre-Hugues Herbert as he couldn't move and run properly.

World number 70, Herbert, opened up a 2-0 set lead when the 20th seed said he was done with the match.

Australia's Kyrgios defended his decision by saying that the third Grand Slam of the season is his ''favorite tournament.'' He also confessed that getting beaten by Herbert and then pulling out wasn't the ''easiest thing for me to do.''