Del Potro advances as Thiem retires injured

US Open Tennis; Leigh-Ann Ludwig; Leigh's Lounge; #leighslounge; #USOpen; #USOpen2016; #Tennis; #SSTennis; #SuperSport; @USOpen; @SuperSportArgentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro became the lowest ranked player since Jimmy Connors in 1991 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open Tennis Championships at Flushing Meadows today, when his opponent, the 8th seed, Dominic Thiem from Austria retired with a knee injury during the second set of their match, with the score on 6-3 3-2 in Del Potro’s favour.

Del Potro will either meet Stanislas Wawrinka or Illya Marchenko, who are currently on court. Wawrinka has already taken the first two sets.

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