Header Ads


Ferrer through as Darcis becomes Wimbledon's eighth injury withdrawal

Spain's David Ferrer was on court only briefly on Thursday as Wimbledon second round opponent Steve Darcis retired injured.

Ferrer, twice a quarter-finalist at the grasscourt slam, was leading 3-0 when Belgium's Darcis cried off with a back injury.

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 4, 2017 Spain’s David Ferrer in action during his first round match against France’s Richard Gasquet REUTERS/Tony O'Brien
Darcis, who once beat Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon, is the eighth player to retire in the men's singles at this year's championships.

Two players - Martin Klizan and Alexandr Dolgopolov - failed to complete their matches on Centre Court against Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively on Tuesday.

Unseeded Ferrer will play either Czech Tomas Berdych or American Ryan Harrison in the third round.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-wimbledon-ferrer-idUSKBN19R1KP

No comments

Powered by Blogger.