American tennis player Sebastian Korda has withdrawn from Wimbledon as he reveals he has been battling a "terrible shin splints and beagen up feet for quite some time." Korda, 21, made his Wimbledon debut last year.
Korda enjoyed a good campaign in his Wimbledon debut as he reached the quarterfinal before losing to Karen Khachanov in a tight five-setter. Korda kicked off his grass season last week in Halle, where he was beaten by Pablo Carreno Busta in the round-of-16.
This Monday, Korda suffered a straight-set loss to John Millman in the Eastbourne first round. After the latest loss, Korda decided to pull out of Wimbledon. "Hi all. Sadly I had to withdraw from Wimbledon today after my match in Eastbourne.
I have been dealing with terrible shin splints and beaten up feet for quite some time now and can’t go on with it anymore. I have been advised to rest and recuperate is the best way forward," Korda announced on Twitter.
Hi all. Sadly I had to withdraw from Wimbledon today after my match in Eastbourne. I have been dealing with terrible shin splints and beaten up feet for quite some time now and can’t go on with it anymore. I have been advised to rest and recuperate is the best way forward.
Korda routed by Millman in straight sets
Millman, ranked at No. 86 in the world, handed Korda a 6-3 7-6 (5) loss. Korda led 3-2 after the opening five games of the first set but then suffered a collapse as Millman claimed back-to-back breaks in the seventh and ninth games to win the opener.
After losing the first set, Korda faced a break point in the second game of the second set but he managed to save it and level the set to one game apiece. After saving an early break point, Korda earned his first break of the match in the seventh game to open a 4-3 lead.
Millman had a break point in the eighth game but failed to convert as Korda opened a 5-3 lead. In the 10th game, Korda failed to serve out for the set as Millman forced a tie-break, in which he realized his first match point to escape with a straight-set win.