US Open: Kyrgios Retires, Marchenko To Face Wawrinka

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Nick Kyrgios retired after playing three sets of his third-round US Open encounter against. Ilya Marchenko.

The Australian star, who is ranked No. 16 in the world retired due to a hip injury he had been nursing since the US Open began.

Kyrgios was behind by two sets to one, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 before ending the match against his Ukrainian opponent.

”My hip was bothering me my first two matches and I got through,” Kyrgios said. ”I guess it was just a matter of time.”

He dealt with a hip problem earlier this season.

”I’ve got to take more time and be more diligent with (the) gym and everything, so this doesn’t happen to me,” said the 21-year-old Australian.

Marchenko did not hide his excitement about what he’s now achieved, exclaiming to the crowd during an on-court interview: ”It’s round of 16! Oh, my God!”

He will face two-time major champion and No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka next.

”I played him this year already. He killed me completely, outplayed me in everything,” said Marchenko, who lost 6-3, 6-2 to Wawrinka on a hard court at Indian Wells, California, in March.



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