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Footage captures bizarre moment Chris Eubanks runs off court mid rally at US Open


Chris Eubanks left fans baffled when he ran off court in the middle of a point at the US Open.

The American tennis star was facing Benjamin Bonzi in the second round clash with the scores tied at 5-5 in a closely-contested fourth set.

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Eubanks started trotting off court while his opponent was returning the ball
As he made his way to the bathroom, that signaled the end of that game

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As he made his way to the bathroom, that signaled the end of that game

But appearing to battle stomach issues, Eubanks was forced to ask the umpire if he would forfeit the game if he went for a toilet break, having already asked for nausea medication earlier in the match.

In footage of the clash, the 27-year-old asked: “If I take a penalty for every point this game, plus a bathroom break, how much time is that?

“Like, just sacrifice this next game to go to the bathroom.”

The umpire said: “You wouldn’t have long.”

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“I wouldn’t? Even if I gave the game plus a bathroom break?” asked Eubanks, to which the umpire said: “You have the whole changeover at 6-5.”

Following that conversation, Eubanks went back onto the court but conceded two aces before running off the court as Bonzi hit a winner at 40-0.

After running off the court to find a toilet and reappearing for the next game, Eubanks managed to hold serve to make it 6-6 in the fourth set, however, the American went on to lose 9-7 in the tiebreak to lose the match 6-7, 6-2, 2-6, 6-7.

It was a day to forget for Eubanks in Flushing Meadows...

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It was a day to forget for Eubanks in Flushing Meadows…Credit: Getty





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