Kyrgios on the verge of dropping out of ATP Top 100

Following his first round loss to Roberto Bautista Agut, Nick Kyrgios is flirting with dropping out of the Top 100 on the ATP Ranking table, a position he hasn't been in since 2014.

The Australian fell in straight sets to Bautista Agut on Monday night, and his ranking will take a hit as he falls from World No.86 to at least No.89. Furthermore, he sits just 47 ranking points above the 100th ranked Francisco Cerundolo.

Kyrgios' lack of movement of the rankings table stems from the fact that he opted not to compete in any tournaments during the pandemic, choosing to remain at home due to health concerns. However, this saw him play only two tournaments between February 2020 and June 2021, the 2021 Murray River Open and 2021 Australian Open, both in Melbourne.

During that time, his ranking dropped from World No.39 to No.60 prior to Wimbledon, and several first round losses during the US hard court series saw him fall even further down the table. This included an opening round loss in Washington, where he was the defending champion.

If Kyrgios continues to fall down the ladder, it could mean he will no longer be granted automatic entry into Grand Slams, forcing him to play qualifying rounds in order to compete at these and other events.

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