French Open 2016 Day 6 proved to be stunning for everyone. From Murray’s quick victory, Kyrgios’ loss due to a nagging injury and Nadal’s injury and withdrawal, Day 6 was full of surprises.
Andy Murray vs Ivo Karlovic
World No 2 Andy Murray delivers a quick victory for himself over Croat Ivo Karlovic ending in 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (3). The straight set win showed short exchanges.
The Scot also took advantage of Ivo’s 6’11” height, making the Croat stoop and lunge after the ball.
“It was nice to win quickly as it gives me a chance to kind of recover from the first few days,” British no. 1 Murray said to The Guardian. The match lasted less than two hours.
Nick Kyrgios vs Richard Gasquet
Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios struggles to rally against Frenchman Gasquet. With a nagging pain on his left shoulder, Kyrgios’ shots and volley results leaves him frustrated. At the end of the first set, his racquet receives the most battery being left mangled against his chair. Kyrgios manages to better his mood in the second and third set but was unable to beat Gasquet. The match belonged to Gasquet with a 6-2 7-6 6-2 result.
After Nadal’s flourshing start, Rafael Nadal announces he has to retire due to his wrist problem. The Spaniard discussed in detail that he came to the Roland-Garros with his wrist already in pain. He underwent an injection to alleviate the pain.
However, his doctor has already advised him that the damaged tendon has a “100% possibility” of being broken. With still 5 matches away from his coveted championship, Rafa has decided to retire from the competition rather than risk it. He ended his announcement with a promise saying ” I will try to be back as soon as possible.” That’s it for Rafa and French Open 2016.
With Nadal’s retirement and Federer’s withdrawal, Roland-Garros notes that this is just the second time since 2003 tennis star players are missing from the Grand Slam leg.
Watch the best volleys and shots for Day 6 of the French Open 2016.