Madrid Open: Lehecka Reaches Semis As Medvedev Withdraws


Czech tennis player Jiri Lehecka progressed to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open after world number four Daniil Medvedev quit the match after picking up a groin injury after losing the first set.

Third seed Medvedev requested a medical time out while leading 3-2 and continued to visibly struggle to move after coming back onto the court.

Lehecka, who knocked out Rafael Nadal in the last 16, then broke Medvedev to take a 4-5 lead and took the set 6-4, before Medvedev told the umpire he could not continue the match.

Lehecka will face Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semi-finals on Friday.

The 23-year-old Canadian was due to face top seed Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals but the Italian pulled out from the tournament with a right hip injury on Wednesday.

Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev will play Taylor Fritz, seeded 12th, in the other semi-final.

Source Reuters Madrid Open

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