Novak Djokovic Retired From US Open Match Against Stan Wawrinka Due To Injury

Monday, September 2, 2019 2:52 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 2, 2019 2:52 PM UTC

No. 1 Novak Djokovic retired with an injury down 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 to No. 23 Stanislas Wawrinka at the US Open on Sunday night.

<div><p>Djokovic was down two sets and a break to Stan Wawrinka when he decided to retire from the match. Boos could be heard across Arthur Ashe Stadium when Djokovic and Wawrinka embraced at center court. Wawrinka was on his way to a shocking upset when Djokovic called it a night.</p><p><a href=";book=Picks-Odds" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:728px;height:90px" /></a></p><p>Djokovic's left shoulder clearly bothered him throughout the match. His trainer worked on it after the first two sets and Djokovic could be seen grimacing in pain on the side of the court.</p><p>The crowd eventually cheered Djokovic but the initial reaction for the number 1 tennis player in the world on men's singles was unfair.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic, who was battling a left shoulder injury, retires in the third set of his match with Stan Wawrinka.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Wawrinka advances to the quarterfinals. &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#USOpen&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ESPN (@espn) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;September 2, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>Fans seemed to think that Djokovic quit the match because he was losing and many sports journalists tweeted that the initial crowd reaction was uncalled for.</p><p><em>"Question Djokovic's form but don't question his toughness at this stage of his career," </em>said New York Times Tennis Correspondent Christopher Cleary. <em>"He has proven his resilience repeatedly: best recent example the 2019 Wimbledon final. He didn't stop tonight simply because he was losing."</em></p><p>Djokovic's decision is understandable, he does not want to take any chances with this shoulder injury. He had a two-year slump due to an elbow injury that he did not let heal fully for around 18 months in 2016 and 2017 and he clearly learned his lesson.</p><p>Stan Wawrinka, who closed <a href="" target="_blank">as a +422 underdog</a> for this match at <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinnacle</a>, now has the second-most wins against ATP World No. 1's in Grand Slams with five and he will face Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals of the US Open on Tuesday.</p><p><u><strong>When Will Stan Wawrinka Be Eliminated At The US Open?<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>Quarterfinals -110</p><p>Semifinals +150</p><p>Runner-Up +600</p><p>Tournament Winner +900</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win The US Open</strong></u></p><p>Rafael Nadal +115</p><p>Roger Federer +220</p><p>Stan Wawrinka +1025</p><p>Daniil Medvedev +1200</p><p>Alexander Zverev +2800</p><p>Gael Monfils +4000</p><p>Andrey Rublev +4000</p><p>Marin Cilic +6600</p><p>Grigor Dimitrov +7500</p><p>Diego Schwartzman +10000</p><p>Matteo Berrettini +12500</p><p>Pablo Andujar +50000</p></div>
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