Result: Gael Monfils bows out of US Open after retiring

Gael Monfils retires from his first-round US Open clash with an elbow injury, as world number 120 Illya Marchenko wins 2-6 6-4 5-0.

World number 120 Illya Marchenko has progressed into the second round of the US Open after 16th seed Gael Monfils retired in the third set.

Illya Marchenko of Ukraine returns a shot against Gael Monfils of France during their Men's Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2015© Getty Images

With one set apiece, Marchenko was 5-0 ahead in the third before the Frenchman bowed out, having suffered an elbow injury earlier in the match.

Monfils, who reached the quarter-finals last year, inflicted a break of serve in the third and seventh games en route to a 6-2 first-set lead.

He then slipped on the baseline and landed on his elbow as Marchenko broke serve to move 3-1 ahead in the second - and he would not be caught.

The Ukrainian levelled up the match by winning the second set 6-4, and then moved one game away from the lead before his opponent retired.

Monfils was the fifth player to retire from round one.

Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates after defeating Illya Marchenko of Ukraine in their men's singles second round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014
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