Jack Draper’s great run at the US Open ended with an injury in the third round

Jack Draper’s run at the US Open ended in disappointment when he retired injured in the third set of their third-round clash with Karen Khachanov.

The 20-year-old scored the biggest win of his young career in the second round by beating sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime and was well placed against Russia’s 27th seed Khachanov after recovering from a slow start .

But Draper showed unease early on in the third set and after dropping serve in the 11th game and conferring with the coach, he called it a day 6-3 4-6 6-5.

It wasn’t immediately clear what the problem was, but there appeared to be something up on his right leg and he took a medical time-out off the court earlier in the set.

Draper needed time to settle into the match with Khachanov, a two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, the much better player in the first set.

The Russian also had an early break in the second but Draper clawed that back and slowly began to express his power play.

He leveled the match with a break in game 10 and all seemed rosy as he took a 3-0 lead in the third.

Jack Draper hits a forehand (John Minchillo/AP)


But Khachanov got the break back and at that point Draper walked off to have his injury assessed.

Perhaps disturbed by the break, Khachanov dropped serve again and Draper served for the set at 5-3, but he was looking to make big shots to shave the points and the Russian came back again.

After losing a fourth straight game, Draper sat in his chair and shook his head while speaking to the coach before standing and shaking his opponent’s hand.

While this will no doubt be a huge disappointment, this week was another demonstration of Draper’s huge potential and he will break into the top 50 for the first time at the end of the tournament.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/jack-draper-lta-felix-augeraliassime-new-york-b2158766.html Jack Draper’s great run at the US Open ended with an injury in the third round

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