Pablo Carreño said goodbye to the Australian Open this Friday because of an abdominal injury that he had been dragging for a few days. The Asturian’s multiple errors in a first set that he lost 6-0 to Grigor Dimitrov set off the alarms, because It was not normal for a tennis player of his quality and consistency not to be able to win a single game.
Carreño requested medical time-out and he talked to the tournament specialists about his discomfort. Then he tried to compete at the beginning of the second heat, but was not able to face that disadvantage against a rival of the Bulgarian category, who will play in the round of 16 against the winner of the duel between Nick Kyrgios and Dominic Thiem. The scoreboard reflected a resounding 6-0 and 1-0 break for Dimitrov, when the Spanish communicated that he could not continue and explained it to his opponent, with whom he had the balance tied at three victories.
An abdominal injury prevented him from competing four years ago in the quarterfinals against Rafa Nadal and he also had to leave the match. It is a recurring problem in his career, which bothered him a few days ago during the ATP Cup tie against Greece, when he gave up playing the doubles with Marcel Granollers and had a bandage in the area. Pablo was in a good moment so that he was a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros and semifinalist at the US Open last year.
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