Nick Kyrgios bowed out to Ukrainian Illya Marchenko last night, crashing out of the US Open in the process.
However, it was not due to the Australian's lack of trying or talent that lead to his exit, it was an injury that forced him to retire.
Not a result either would of been hoping for, as it's never nice to advance through your opponent retiring early through injury.
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A highlight for the Aussie, however, came in the form of a beautiful drop shot that caught the attention of tennis fans and social media alike.
Even the commentator Adam Peacock was quick to point out how unbelievable the shot was, and Wally Masur was quick to proclaim it the rally of the tournament.
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The Australian's talent is clear for all to see, but that was a piece of absolute brilliance, with the shot showing how much technical ability Kyrgios truly has.
Kyrgios was seen as a potential dark horse to win the competition, but his unexpected third round crash out was a huge shock, made all the more heartbreaking by the fact that he wasn't defeated by his opponent, but a hip injury.
With that said, he was trailing 4-6 6-4 6-1 at the time he retired, but it's undoubted that his injury played a big part in that.
After some brilliant shot making, a devastated Kygrios finally conceded. To his credit, he did consider retiring long before, and he fought through the pain, but ultimately, it proved too much for him to take.
He bravely continued the third set, but it soon became clear his night was coming to an end.
Despite the loss, he did show the world how much of a rare talent he is truly is.
You can see Kyrgios' incredible shot in the video below.
Whilst serving at 15-30 down, at 2-2 in the second set, he produced a stunning drop shot, which had an unbelievable amount of back spin, that is made it almost impossible to return.
The Australian was at full stretch to return the shot, and even had to use his left hand to balance himself as he went for the ball.
A truly staggering shot, which just shows how talented he really is when he puts his mind to it.
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