Jack Sock Passes Out During US Open, Retires From Play (Video)
Due to the heat and humidity at Flushing Meadows, the first round of play at the US Open saw a record number of participants retire from play. The second round isn’t shaping up much differently, as American Jack Sock, who was favored to win his match, found himself unable to proceed after collapsing. His retiring from play means he’s out of the tournament, and his opponent, Ruben Bemelmans, will proceed to the next round to take on French Open champ Stan Wawrinka.
Here’s the clip of him collapsing:
Unbelievable. Jack Sock went from a sure bet 3rd Round to cramp, fainting and needing help off that fast. Oy pic.twitter.com/PY4NYzlyWk
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) September 3, 2015
The plague of retirements from the tournament can likely be chalked up to record temperatures in New York. If you’re in attendance to check out the action at the US Open this week, make sure you keep cool and stay hydrated!