NEW YORK (AFP) - Fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios's US Open campaign ended in pain and tears when he retired from his third round match against Ukraine's Illya Marchenko with a hip injury on Saturday.
The 14th seed needed a medical timeout after dropping the second set. And despite a series of further checks with the trainer, he quit after the third set with Marchenko leading 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
World No. 68 Marchenko will next face two-time Grand Slam winner and third seed Stan Wawrinka.
The Swiss had earlier saved a match point to defeat Britain's Dan Evans 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 6-2.