Jason Kubler avoids yet another major injury, suffers sprain on right ankle

Tennis: Kubler injured his ankle during his US Open third round match against Taylor Fritz and retired shortly after though he received a medical intervention.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Jason Kubler avoids yet another major injury, suffers sprain on right ankle

Rising Australian star Jason Kubler has luckily avoided a major ankle injury as the results showed only a sprain. The 25-year-old was in the midst of a tight US Open second round match against promising American Taylor Fritz when the injury occurred.

The two players were tied at one-set all and Kubler had a game point in the eighth game of the third set to make it 4-4 when he rolled his right ankle. The Australian received a medical intervention in his injured ankle and after several minutes decided to continue the match.

The 25-year-old hit two unforced errors upon his return to the court as the 20-year-old American took a 5-3 lead before he served out for the set in the following game. Kubler and Fritz used the US Open heat rule to take a 10-minute break with the conclusion of the third set but it didn't help the Australian.

The 25-year-old returned to the court but retired the match after losing the first two points of the fourth set. "All good! Just a sprain with my ankle so just a week or two of rest before I’m back playing again," Kubler messaged Craig Gabriel to inform of the results.

Though only 25 years old, Kubler has had six knee surgeries so far in his career. The Australian, who started the year ranked at No. 341 in the world, reached his career-high ranking of No. 98 this Monday. The 25-year-old was playing in the US Open main draw for the first time in his career.

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