Moscow: Australian Nick Kyrgios has called time on his season after pulling out of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday with a recurrence of an elbow injury.

Kyrgios, seeded fifth at the Moscow event, had been due to face Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Mirza Basic. “Sorry guys, I won’t be able to play today, this evening, it is obviously very unfortunate, dealing with ongoing elbow injury,” he told the tournament website. “It started to bother me a little bit this week. I am going to choose to wrap up my season and to go home. I will start a recovery and see you in 2019.” The return of Kyrgios’ elbow injury marks a disappointing end to another eventful season for the 23-year-old who has slid to 37th in the ATP rankings.

— Reuters