Gulbis unsure about extent of injury after retirement

by: TENNIS.com May 23, 2010

Ernests Gulbis will have medical tests to find out the seriousness of the leg injury that caused him to retire at 6-4, 6-2, 1-0 down against Julien Benneteau  in the first round of the French Open.
 
Gulbis suffered the injury while reaching to return a serve in the second set. "I stretched my leg, my hamstrings, and I heard two cracks," he said. "I don't know why, so I'm going to go to MRI to hospital in 20 minutes and check it. I hope it's nothing serious, because it can be anything, but it's for sure a little stretch of the muscle.
 
"It's also an experience I never [had during] a match before," he added. "I always finish the match until then but this time it was I think a little bit worse than I ever had for injuries."
 
Depending on the test results, Gulbis said he hopes to be ready for the grasscourt season.

More Stories

Federer considered playing Olympics while skipping U.S. Open, and vice versa

In the end, his balky left knee wouldn't allow him to do either.

U.S. tennis may have a future when Serena Williams retires, after all

There were new signs of life, and even some swagger, in the U.S. game at Wimbledon. 

Dynamic Doubles Duo: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to team up in inaugural Laver Cup

A team of European players will face off against a group from the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague.