Tennis fans were left stunned at the Mubadala Citi DC Open in the US capital Monday afternoon when China’s star player Yibing Wu collapsed suddenly.
Video shows the moment the young tennis star collapses as he tried to get to his chair to sit down.
The disturbing scenes come just weeks after the Chinese player suffered a similar incident during his Wimbledon opener against Frances Tiafoe.
23-year-old Wu was beating Yosuke Watanuk 4-1 in the round of 64 at the tournament in Washington D.C. Monday.
However, he was forced to retire from the match after suddenly becoming too ill to continue.
His retirement from the match saw Watanuk, 25, automatically proceeded to the next round.
Footage shared by Tennis TV shows the young star collapsing as he approaches his chair.
Staff rushed to hold him up before gently lowering him to the ground.
He was then helped off the court to receive medical attention.
Unfortunately Wu Yibing has been forced to retire, sending Yosuke Watanuki through, 1-4 RET.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) July 31, 2023
During his collapse at SW19 in London last month, Wu also appeared to have been suffering from breathing problems.
Wu, ranked No 90 in the ATP world rankings, was beaten in the opening set by Tiafoe on a tiebreak.
He had just lost the first two games of the second set before complaining of breathing difficulty.
After being checked over by medics on the court, the 23-year-old was taken to the dressing room for an initial three-minute time-out, which was eventually extended to 15 minutes.
And according to ESPN, via The Sun, the extended break came after Wu fainted while back in the dressing room.
Fortunately, he appeared to make a full recovery during that time and was able to return to court and continue the match shortly after.
Having lost the first set, Wu was beaten 6-3 in the second and 6-4 in the third, bringing his Wimbledon campaign to an end at the very first hurdle.