Kyrgios Retires In Third Straight Event; Del Potro-Nishikori Thurs In Washington
by Staff | August 3rd, 2017, 10:57 am

Nick Kyrgios’s injury issues only continued Wednesday in Washington. The Australian with retired in Queen’s and Wimbledon due to a hip and yesterday had to pull out after being down 6-3, 3-0 to Tennys Sandgren due to a shoulder problem.

That’s three straight events Kyrgios has retired in!

Meanwhile, top seeds Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic all advanced, though with some difficulty. But no. 6 seed Gael Monfils was stunned by Indian Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for one of his best career wins.

“It’s definitely one of the biggest wins of my career. You play for these moments,” the 25-year-old Bhambri said. “I tried to stay competitive and focused in all my service games. I hung in there at the end and just fought my way through. It gives me a lot of confidence for my next round.”

Today’s schedule includes a tasty showdown between Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori in a battle of former champions. Del Potro has won 15 straight matches in Washington and owns a 5-1 edge over Nishikori.

Top seed Dominic Thiem is also in action as is the No. 1 in the women’s draw, Simona Halep.

STADIUM start 1:50 pm
WTA – [1] [WC] S. Halep (ROU) vs M. Duque-Mariño (COL)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – J. Donaldson (USA) vs [8] J. Sock (USA)

Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – [1] D. Thiem (AUT) vs [15] K. Anderson (RSA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [13] J. del Potro (ARG) vs [2] [WC] K. Nishikori (JPN)
[5] A. Zverev (GER) vs T. Sandgren (USA)

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10 Comments for Kyrgios Retires In Third Straight Event; Del Potro-Nishikori Thurs In Washington

Tennis Vagabond Says:

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that no #1 has ever retired from 3 tourneys in a row in their careers.

Any stats guys want to prove me wrong?

Just in March, we thought this is the year Nick gets his head right: the hunger, the commitment. Seems harsh to say, but this seems like someone giving up when he’s losing and convincing himself its his injury. That is, he may be injured, but champions play through injuries with rare exceptions. 3x in a row is not a rare exception.

el_matador Says:

this thiem-anderson match is a cracker..thiem forces a decider with a great tiebreak!

AndyMira Says:

whooo!…It looks like Dimi is going to have his usual early rounds exit in a minute….Dimi is sooooo overated!…I’m glad i didn’t pick him to go far in my Bracket!!Yee haa!!

el_matador Says:

and thiem loses(now 0-6 against anderson in h2h)..gutted for him,but this was an epic battle

el_matador Says:

bhambri backs up his win and reaches last 8..great tourney for him

AndyMira Says:

Thiem’s too??…somehow i knew he’s not going to go far here…maybe still adjusting from clay to HC…let’s see how he’s gonna fare in Cincy…

el_matador Says:

pathetic volley from delpo to give kei the break..delpo is so frustrating to he’s called the trainer too..same old,same old..

Margot Says:

AM: Am top of Washington AM, at this brief moment in time. Don’t know how that happened as when I just checked a sea of red, or a “Red Sea,” greeted me. Kitz is even worse but we’re all in the same boat, and still afloat in Los! Liking this sea imagery very much…;)

AndyMira Says:

Yeah M!…Woohohohoho!!…Keep on going M!….And if Sascha is still going strong till the final…u might win this M!!…Woohoo!!…this is so fun!!

Btw…Kitzbuhel is CRAZY!!…I never know i like RED so much until i do the Brackets M!!…Hehehe…

AndyMira Says:

Btw M!…The sexy F Lo were so jealous of Thiem & Dimi got out early,so much so he chose to do the same!!…Urgh!!

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