Cameron Norrie into Atlanta semi-finals after Nick Kyrgios retires injured

Nick Kyrgios booed off court at Atlanta Open

Nick Kyrgios booed off court at Atlanta Open

Only days after uploading a video to Instagram showing off his fitness regime, it didn't take long before the Australian capitulated, calling it quits 52 minutes into the contest, down 7-5, 3-0 against the 23-year-old United Kingdom player.

Struggling with his movement, Kyrgios saw the trainer in the first set and underwent treatment on the court.

Kyrgios was also booed off court in Washington a year ago after retiring for a third match in a row.

Kyrgios was also fined $US10,000 for walking off court in the Shanghai Masters in 2017, later citing stomach problems and an injured shoulder as the reason for his abrupt exit.

However, Matt Ebden will fly the Aussie flag in the final four after he defeated Marcos Baghdatis in just 71 minutes.

The Australian world No.55 broke the Cypriot's serve three times to secure a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over the former Australian Open finalist.

Ebden is through to his second tour-level semi-final of the year as he strives for his maiden ATP Tour title.

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John was back at his best in the final set, serving well and scoring two breaks to book his place in the semi-final.

"To his credit, he (Ebden) played much better than me that day in Australia".

Ebden is 1-3 against Isner but won their past meeting in January at the Australian Open.

Norrie, advancing to his second ATP World Tour semi-final after making the same stage at the Lyon Open in May, admitted it was not how he had hoped to reach the last four, where he will meet American Ryan Harrison. Obviously I played Ryan here in the final previous year, " Isner said. "But we'll see what happens".

"This is exactly what the doctor ordered for me", Harrison said.

If yesterday's reaction in Atlanta to his retirement is anything to go by, patience and good-will is slowly drying up, and the talented bad-boy of Australian tennis is in danger of losing the support of those who may just help push him over the line one day in a major final.

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