Nine players failed to complete their games adviced by sport predictions from the first round of the Open Championship of the United States. This is a record for the US Open, said AFP.
On the first day of the Grand Slam tournament in New York, six were giving up during their matches. Yesterday three new left prematurely.
The most dramatic was the situation with Thanasi Kokkinakis. The implicated in a love triangle with Wawrinka Australian stopped the resistance against Richard Gasquet in the fifth set at 6:4, 1:6, 6:4, 3:6, 0:2.
Kokkinakis get leg cramps, because of the fatigue and 30-degree heat. The umpire warned him, that he was risking his health, but the 19 years old tennis player continued his misery for some more time before he surrendered.
Before him, Ernests Gulbis withdrew in the middle of the third set against Aljaz Bedene.
The veteran Lleyton Hewitt is continuing ahead, after his rival Aleksandr Nedovyesov from Kazakhstan left the court due to an injury in his left shoulder at a result 6:0, 7:6 (2), 1:0 for the Australian. Nedovyesov became the ninth retired, with which was made the negative record.