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Yoshihito Nishioka Falls in Fourth Round at French Open

Nishioka reaggravated a groin injury in his French Open clash with Tomas Martin Etcheverry. In mixed doubles, Miyu Kato and Tim Puetz reached the semifinals.



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Yoshihito Nishioka faces Tomas Martin Etcheverry in a French Open men's singles fourth-round match on June 5 in Paris. (Lisi Niesner/REUTERS)

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Yoshihito Nishioka dropped a three-set encounter with Argentina's Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the men's singles fourth round at the French Open on Monday, June 5, losing 7-6 (10-8), 6-0, 6-1.

Nishioka also sustained a groin strain in the loss, an injury that he had first dealt with in the run-up to the French Open.

The 27th-seeded Japanese reached the fourth round of the French Open for the first time on Saturday, June 3 by defeating Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild in a 3-hour, 38-minute, five-set, third-round match in the French capital.

Two days later, Nishioka experienced groin discomfort in the grueling first set, and he was unable to rally back into contention. The match wrapped up in 2 hours, 4 minutes.

"I unfortunately pulled it at a really crucial moment," Nishioka was quoted as saying by Kyodo News.

The 27-year-old added, "I was wondering if I should retire from the match."

Etcheverry, who is ranked 49th in the world, advanced to play Germany's Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals.

Miyu Kato (KYODO)

Kato Reflects on French Open Disqualification

In a French Open women's doubles third-round match on Sunday, June 4, Miyu Kato and Indonesia's Aldila Sutjiadi were disqualified after Kato hit a ball that inadvertently pelted a ball girl in the neck.

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Author: Ed Odeven


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