Hyeon Chung Shares Gruesome Photo Of Blister That Forced Him Out Of Aus Open

'Please understand.'

Hyeon Chung Shares Gruesome Photo Of Blister That Forced Him Out Of Aus Open Image: Getty

Hyeon Chung has shared a photo of the blister that forced him to withdraw from last night's Australian Open semi final. 

Chung had to retire during the second set after taking a medical time out, with Federer leading 6-1 4-1 at that point.

His foot was what was causing him grief, having had a series of blisters on his sole over the past week.

Chung explained after the match that his foot was in too much pain to continue, sharing a photo of the aftermath.

"Tonight, I tried very hard to bring my utmost energy to the tennis court as usual," he wrote on Instagram.

"However, I had to make a tough decision given that I cannot compete 100% against Roger, in front of many tennis fans. Please understand.

"I wish all the best luck for @rogerfederer in the finals."

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Federer praised Chung for trying to fight through the pain.

“The first set was kind of normal...I guess I was too focused (to notice the injury). In the second set it started to feel he was bit slower, he was fighting with a blister, I have played with blisters in the past and it hurt a lot,” he said.

“I could tell something was up before the time out, he has great composure."

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