Kokkinakis withdraws from Nadal match
THANASI Kokkinakis has withdrawn from the US Open in yet another setback for the injury-plagued Australian tennis star.
Kokkinakis was scheduled to take on Rafael Nadal in the feature night match on Thursday, but has pulled out with a shoulder injury.
Kokkinakis battled for almost four hours on Tuesday to beat Ilya Ivashka in four sets in what was the 24-year-old's first main-draw win at a grand slam since the 2015 French Open.
World No. 203 Kokkinakis, also retired from the first round of this year's Australian Open with the same injury.