Despite the fact that Novak Djokovic, a defending champion, had a serious shoulder injury, last Friday he managed to overcome pain and show a decent play.
The athlete chose to retire in the 3rd set with the winner of the 2016 US Open final. However, before that, he had overmatched Denis Kudla (6-3, 6-4, 6-2) and reached the 4th round shutdown with Stan Wawrinka. It was a rematch between the two semi-finalists of the 2016 championship but the injury reminded of itself.
The crowd disapproved of the athlete’s decision to stop playing and booed when Djokovich was leaving the court.
As a result, Wawrinka is going to meet Daniil Medvedev in the next stage of the tournament – quarterfinals.
As mentioned earlier, Nadal commented on Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is said to be a new promising tennis star.