The law of the playoffs… After the cruel package of Arthur Rinderknech, who entertained us on Tuesday by overcoming the local Popyrin in a hostile atmosphere as he likes them, it is the turn of our national Richie to throw in the towel on Wednesday .

Indeed, the Biterrois, 81st in the world, had to give up in the third set of his match in the 2nd round of the Australian Open against the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp (57th), when he was down 4-6, 6-0, 4-0, Thursday in Melbourne.

The pectoral that whistles

Hit in a pectoral before the match according to our colleagues from


, he preferred to say stop so as not to jeopardize the rest of his season.

Gasquet had won the first set and then conceded the next ten games before throwing in the towel.

The Dutchman, eliminated in the first round last year for his first participation in the Australian Major, will face world number 2 Daniil Medvedev or local hero Nick Kyrgios (115th) on Saturday for a place in the round of 16.


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