PARIS (Reuters) - Alex Bogomolov Jr needed to lose only one more point before he could shove his racket into his bag and walk out of the French Open a decent loser, yet the Russian retired injured against Frenchman Arnaud Clement in their first-round match on Monday.
Bogomolov Jr was about to serve while trailing 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 4-5, advantage Clement in the fifth set when he limped to the net to shake his opponent and the umpire's hand after four hours and 18 minutes.
The 34-year-old Clement asked the Court One crowd to stop booing Bogomolov Jr, who received treatment on a sore calf before hobbling out.
Clement will next play either Czech Radek Stepanek, the 23rd seed, or Belgium's David Goffin.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot,; editing by Pritha Sarkar)