Thanasi Kokkinakis forced to retire injured after Wimbledon fall

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Thanasi Kokkinakis has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon after slipping and injuring his knee during his second round match against France’s Lucas Pouille on Friday morning.

The Greek Australian fan favourite won the first set but then injured his knee and had to retire with the score at 2-6, 7-5, 5-2.

“I’ve got to see tomorrow with some scans about the severity of it, but I know I have done a similar injury to what I have in Queen’s, but it feels a bit worse, my gut feeling, but I’ll find out more tomorrow,” Kokkinakis said after retiring.

“My next aim initially before I got injured was to play Atlanta next on the hardcourt swing [in late July], but I have to get an MRI to see if that is possible or not.”

Kokkinakis’ withdrawal means he won’t face Alex de Minaur in round three.

Source: nine.com.au

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