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Kyle Edmund retires injured against Denis Shapovalov in US Open 2017

Saturday, 2 September 2017 :  Britain’s Kyle Edmund was forced to retire from his US Open third-round match against Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov because of a back injury.

Shapovalov, 18, led 3-6 6-3 6-3 1-0 when Edmund pulled out, ending British interest in the singles events at Flushing Meadows, New York.

Edmund, 22, was playing his 10th match in 14 days and had the trainer on three times before withdrawing.

Shapovalov will face Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the last 16.

“It almost felt like it locked up and I struggled to have rotation,” Edmund told.

“It’s very unfortunate, one of those things. Ultimately I knew that for me to win two more sets the way I was feeling was not going to be possible.”

World number 69 Shapovalov said: “It’s never good to win this way, I hope it’s not too serious.

“Kyle has been playing great tennis and if he keeps it up he will be doing really well.

“In one game he hit a second serve and I heard him grunt like he had hurt something and he called the trainer. It’s very unfortunate but I am happy to be in the fourth round.”

Source : Internet

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