French Open

Anderson forced to retire at French Open

2017-06-06 07:00
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson's impressive run at the 2017 French Open is over after the big serving South African was forced to retire in the second set of his Round 4 match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Anderson had lost the first set 6-3 and was down 3-0 in the second when he couldn't continue further due to a hamstring injury.

Anderson is the sixth player from the men's draw forced to retire from the tournament. 

Cilic will now face Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals. 

Wawrinka beat home hero Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2.

French Open results on Monday, the ninth day of the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros (x denotes seeding):

Men

Fourth round

Andy Murray (GBR x1) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Kei Nishikori (JPN x8) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0

Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x15) 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-3, 3-0 retired

Women

Fourth round

Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Petra Martic (CRO) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Simona Halep (ROM x3) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x21) 6-1, 6-1

Caroline Garcia (FRA x28) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-2, 6-4

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x2) bt Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

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