Medvedev to face Wawrinka in US Open quarter-finals

Medvedev to face Wawrinka in US Open quarter-finals

Medvedev to face Wawrinka in US Open quarter-finals

In his latest matchup, Novak Djokovic was down 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 to Stan Wawrinka.

The defending champion's trainer repeatedly needed to massage Djokovic's shoulder to get him through his second-round match last week, and although he said the pain had subsided by Friday's third-round match, he clearly never got back to 100 percent.

Djokovic refused to expand on the nature of his injury, which had caused him considerable pain during a second-round win over Juan Ignacio Londero.

Wawrinka broke Djokovic's serve in the third game of the set before the two shook hands.

Many fans in attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York did not seem to be understanding of the situation and were vocal about their thoughts on Djokovic's decision.

Djokovic was seeded No. 1 and seeking a fourth title in NY.

The victor of Wawrinka vs. Medvedev will face the victor of Federer vs. Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals.

"Look, I'm not being offended by, you know, mistreated by anybody", Djokovic said when asked about the crowd reaction, via the New York Times.

For Novak Djokovic, losing ground in his pursuit of the grand slam singles titles record will sting more than his injured shoulder.

Williams, a six-time US Open champ and 23-time Grand Slam tournament victor, moves on to play Wang Qiang.

This scuttles the possibility of a semifinal between Djokovic and 20-time major champion Roger Federer, which would have been a rematch of their historic Wimbledon final in July.

The 16th-seeded Konta, who has reached the semis of all the other Grand Slam tournaments, struggled at times to overcome the hard-serving Pliskova, blowing a 5-3 in the first set and having to overcome 16 aces.

With Djokovic retiring, it means Stan Wawrinka moves on. "It's going to be interesting match to play against him".

When it was over, Wawrinka gave Djokovic a hug. And as I said, I'm not the first nor the last one. "It does also put a certain level of responsibility to me as well, because I am aiming to do that".

"Obviously I'm in the midst of unfortunate situation, and I have to, you know, suffer the consequences of that".

Federer and Nadal are on course to set up a 41st career meeting in Sunday's final, especially following Novak Djokovic's shock exit.

"But at the same time, it's a long road ahead hopefully for me I hope I can play for many more years".

"For sure I could see some little thing that he was in trouble. They came to see a full match but it wasn't to be", said the world number one in The Guardian.

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