US Open 2018: Nadal goes through injured Ferrer announces retirement
Defensive champion Rafa Nadal advanced to the second round of the US Open. UU On Monday after his compatriot David Ferrer retired midway through the second set due to a calf injury.
Nadal, the number one in the world, quickly passed the first set without facing a break point, but Ferrer, 36, fought in the second, breaking Nadal twice before the injury forced him to stop with the score 6 -3 3-4.
Ferrer, whose decision to retire removes the curtain on his final appearance in a Grand Slam, said he had received an injection before the game, but it was obvious that he felt uncomfortable and needed treatment on the court before deciding to retire.
“I feel bad,” he said in an interview in court. “I had an injection in my calf and I had pain.” I tried to play I tried.
“I’m very sorry because I can not finish the game, but anyway, thank you very much.”
Nadal, who like his opponent was sweating profusely in the oppressively wet conditions, paid tribute to Ferrer, whom he won in the final of the French Open 2013.
“I am very sorry for him, he is one of my best friends on the tour and we have many incredible moments together,” said Nadal. “It’s sad for him to end up like that.”