The event occurred only a few weeks after the 23-year-old experienced a frightening encounter during his 2023 Wimbledon opening against Frances Tiafoe.
On the first day of the Mubadala Citi Open in Washington. Chinese tennis player Yibing Wu collapses during his match after leading 4-1 in his first-round battle against Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki on Court 5. The event occurred only a few weeks after the 23-year-old experienced a frightening encounter during his 2023 Wimbledon opening against Frances Tiafoe.
At the conclusion of the fifth game, Wu made his way toward his chair, tennis player collapses during match. He lost his balance during the changeover in front of the ball boy. Two men quickly rushed to his aid, attempting to help him up. But the young player was unable to regain his balance. Eventually, Wu had no choice but to retire from the match. Resulting in his opponent Watanuki, aged 25, advancing to the second round of the Washington tournament.
Earlier this month, Wu experienced breathing difficulties during his first-round match in Wimbledon against Tiafoe. He was leading to medical intervention in the court.
After collapsing, medical personnel conducted an examination, and they later cleared him to play, enabling his return to the court to continue the match. Unfortunately, he lost the match with a score of 6-7, 3-6, 4-6. Subsequently, it became known that Wu’s heart rate had surged to a remarkable 187, causing concern among fans and viewers. However, the player clarified that he attributed the incident to consuming bad food the night before the match.
“He recalled having encountered an issue with the food he consumed the previous night, and he even experienced moments of feeling like he was losing consciousness during the match,” he shared. “After taking a medical break, my condition improved, although my breathing remained compromised. Given the circumstances, I am content with my performance. Moving forward, I plan to seek a second opinion.”