Food poisoning forces withdrawal at US Open
Posted: August 31st, 2011 - 7:11pm
The first Irishman to play at the U.S. Open, Conor Niland, withdrew during his first-round match against Novak Djokovic after suffering food poisoning following a meal of pork and salad at a fancy Manhattan restaurant.
"I got sick everywhere after my 30-minute warm-up. I thought I could bluff my way through but you can't do that against the number one in the world, I just found out. I thought I was going to vomit after long points. I just felt really, really rotten out there."