Defending champion Djokovic out at U.S. Open

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic dropped out of the U.S. Open on Sunday, pulling out in the third set of his match against fellow Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka due to an injured shoulder.

Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open men’s singles champ, said he had been bothered by the shoulder for weeks, and was taking painkillers.

Wawrinka was leading the tennis match 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when Djokovic walked up to the net to say he couldn’t go on.

Wawrinka now advances to the quarterfinals to play Daniil Medvedev.

“I congratulate Stan,” Djokovic said. “He’s a great player. I really wish him all the best the rest of the tournament.”

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