Acapulco, Mexico, 26 February 2020 | tennis.com.au / AAP

Defending champion Nick Kyrgios has succumbed to a wrist injury in the first round of the ATP tournament in Acapulco.

Facing Frenchman Ugo Humbert, the Australian lost the first set 6-3 before retiring from the contest.

It is the same injury that forced his withdrawal from last week’s ATP Delray Beach Open.

Fellow Australian John Millman also bowed out, falling 7-5 3-6 6-1 to American Taylor Fritz.

Fritz goes on to play Humbert for a place in the Acapulco quarterfinals.

Earlier, South Australia’s Alex Bolt was eliminated after suffering a straight-sets first-round defeat to¬†Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Bolt, a lucky loser entry into the main draw, lost 6-3 7-6(5) to Canadian Auger-Aliassime on Tuesday.

Teenager Auger-Aliassime, ranked 19th in the world, will now face England’s Kyle Edmund in the round of 16.

Bolt had been elevated to the main draw after fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson withdrew from the tournament with a neck injury.

On Monday, Alex De Minaur went down 3-6 6-4 6-3 to Miomir Kecmanovic in just under two hours.