A TENNIS ace playing at the French Open revealed he had DIARRHOEA before crashing out in the first round.
World No10 Felix Auger-Aliassime was tipped to cruise past Fabio Fognini, ranked No130, in Monday’s opening tie at Roland Garros.
Felix Auger-Aliassime battled diarrhoea as he crashed out of the French Open
But he was left stunned as the Italian secured an impressive straight-sets win.
Tennis ace Auger-Aliassime, 22, looked miles off the pace after last year’s thrilling last-16 defeat to Rafa Nadal.
And after summoning the doctor in the second round, he was caught on microphone revealing he was suffering with diarrhoea.
Speaking after the match, Auger-Aliassime admitted he’d been up all night ill.
On top of that, the star also has an ongoing shoulder problem that reared its ugly head again.
And Auger-Aliassime hopes a decent break will help him recover in time for the start of the grass season.
He declared: “The shoulder is not great but that wasn’t the issue today. I got a bit sick last night, didn’t really sleep. Sick all night, that’s just a reality.
“I woke up this morning trying – it’s like I’ve been struggling with a few things, and can you believe it, I get sick the day before my match?
“I tried to warm up, I tried to see the doctor, see what I could take, but after one set just cramping and just can’t move anymore.
“I wasn’t sure whether I should keep going or give myself a shot or if I should stop. It was a difficult time but it’s ok, I just need to get healthy again.
“It’s not great [the shoulder], it’s very average as well. I’ve been playing with painkillers and trying to manage, but it needs to get better for sure.
“I hope that [a break] will help and I can play on grass, but it’s difficult to say. I must go home, take some tests to see why I was sick here.
“I tried everything, to hang on, but next time I’m on the court I want to be in good shape.”