Japan's Kei Nishikori secured his spot successful the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open arsenic his Swiss hostile Henri Laaksonen retired with an wounded aft the opening set. Nishikori won the archetypal acceptable by 7-5.
World fig 150 Laaksonen, playing successful the 3rd circular of a large for the archetypal time, appeared to person picked up a thigh wounded aboriginal successful the opening acceptable and was forced to instrumentality an off-court aesculapian timeout.
"I didn't consciousness thing (in my) past matches. Yesterday connected signifier nothing. Today warmup thing either. When I started the match, everything was fine," Laaksonen told reporters.
"So past I went connected the 2-1 crippled to the backhand country and I tried to retrieve from determination and past I felt symptom connected the adductor, abductor -- I don't cognize which 1 it is inside. I couldn't determination past anymore."
The 29-year-old struggled to determination astir the tribunal arsenic Nishikori claimed the lone interruption constituent of the acceptable to instrumentality a 6-5 pb earlier rainfall halted play connected the outer courts.
Shortly aft the enactment resumed, Laaksonen conceded the opening acceptable and decided against continuing the match.
After overcoming 2 brutal five-set encounters this week, Nishikori spent conscionable 58 minutes connected Court Simonne-Mathieu to guarantee a harmless transition to the 2nd week of a Grand Slam for the archetypal clip since Wimbledon 2019.