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Novak Djokovic out of the US Open after retiring in match

Novak Djokovic got left shoulder pain and his chances faded in the fourth round against Stan Wawrinka. Then, soon enough, the defending champion and No. 1 seed of the U.S. Open was out of the tournament and left to a chorus of boos.

The Serbian superstar shook his head while walking over to the chair umpire to say that he was retiring from the match due to that shoulder ache while trailing 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 and being outplayed thoroughly Sunday night.

Novak Djokovic got left shoulder pain

Perhaps some spectators confused by the sudden turn of the tournament, and likely disappointed in the brevity of the show that they got to watch for their expensive tickets, they jeered when Djokovic walked off the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to move to the locker room with his two equipment bags over his right shoulder. He responded with a thumbs-up.

The 32-year-old tennis player explained that he had been taking different stuff to instantly kill the pain but sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.

Novak Djokovic had won up to 36 of his past 37 Grand Slam matches, and 4 of the last 5 major titles, in one of the most dominant stretches that the sport has seen. That pushed his total of Slam trophy to 16, moving within 4 of Roger Federer‘s record 20, and within 2 of Rafael Nadal’s 18.

When the match was over, Wawrinka gave Djokovic a hug. The No. 23 seed also said that it had never been the way you want to finish the match and he felt sorry for Novak. He will face No. 5-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

This was the 13th mid-match retirement of Novak Djokovic’s career and his sixth at a Grand Slam tournament, according to the ATP.

This result scuttles the discussed possibility of a semifinal in New York between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, which would have been a rematch of their Wimbledon final in last July when Djokovic won in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker after nearly five hours.

The list of Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds

Wimbledon Championships 2019 gentlemen and ladies seeds were unveiled after Roger Federer, the Swiss World Number three, earned his second seed badge in Halle on June 23 after defeating David Goffin in the finals and after Ashleigh Barty became World Number one by getting the Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.

Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Gentlemen’s Singles

Novak Djokovic, 2018’s 12th seed and the reigning champion of the grass-court major, will be top-seeded for the 6th time at Wimbledon and this year, he was also top-seeded at the other majors.

Federer will not play the number one, Djokovic before the finals. Rafael Nadal, the semifinalist of 2018 and the two-time Wimbledon champion, is seeded after Federer and Djokovic.

The World Number three, Nadal adds 855 points (determined from his performance at Wimbledon in the last two years) to his ATP Ranking points, summing his total point up to be 8,800 while the Federer’s tally aggregates to 8,980 points.

Besides the three biggest ones, Kevin Anderson, World Number eight and Wimbledon 2018 finalist, is seeded fourth.

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Rafael Nadal
  4. Kevin Anderson
  5. Dominic Thiem
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  8. Kei Nishikori
  9. John Isner
  10. Karen Khachanov
  11. Daniil Medvedev
  12. Fabio Fognini
  13. Marin Cilic
  14. Borna Coric
  15. Milos Raonic
  16. Gael Monfils

Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Ladies’ Singles

Ashleigh Barty, the new World Number one on the WTA record, reserved her top-seeded spot for this year’s Wimbledon Championships after her victory in Birmingham on June 23. She replaced Naomi Osaka and the Japanese will be the second seed at Wimbledon 2019. Angelique Kerber, the reigning champion, takes the fifth spot and Serena Williams, the seven-time champion and the reigning finalist, is seeded 11th.

  1. Ashleigh Barty
  2. Naomi Osaka
  3. Karolina Plisokva
  4. Kiki Bertens
  5. Angelique Kerber
  6. Petra Kvitova
  7. Simona Halep
  8. Elina Svitolina
  9. Sloane Stephens
  10. Aryna Sabalenka
  11. Serena Williams 
  12. Anastasija Sevastova
  13. Belinda Bencic
  14. Caroline Wozniacki
  15. Wang Qiang
  16. Marketa Vondrousova