After the elbow, the shoulder for Andujar

Without offering any unqualified medical opinion, it’s often true that when one body part is weakened, another is stretched to its limits to compensate.

And so, just when Spain’s Pablo Andujar won his first ATP Tour match after three elbow surgeries in 13 months, he was forced to retire in the first set of his second-round match against No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem Thursday night in Rio.


It wasn’t the elbow this time. Rather, it was a painful-looking issue with the front of his right shoulder.

A discouraging setback for Andujar. But hopefully not a long-term one.

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