Tennis: Kyrgios quits US Open in tears, Wawrinka saves match point to beat Evans

Nick Kyrgios hits a return to Illya Marchenko on the sixth day of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York on Sept 3, 2016.
Nick Kyrgios hits a return to Illya Marchenko on the sixth day of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York on Sept 3, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
Stan Wawrinka celebrates victory over Daniel Evans in their 2016 US Open men's single match in New York on Sept 3, 2016.
Stan Wawrinka celebrates victory over Daniel Evans in their 2016 US Open men's single match in New York on Sept 3, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

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.