WATCH: Jack Draper throws up courtside after rushing for a handshake with Marcos Giron following 1R win at Australian Open 2024

Jack Draper shakes hands with Marcos Giron
Jack Draper shakes hands with Marcos Giron.

Britain's Jack Draper rushed to a bin to throw up moments after defeating Marcos Giron in five sets in the first round of the Australian Open 2024 on Tuesday (January 16).

Draper fought through a hot afternoon on Court 8 at Melbourne Park to enter the second round of the Happy Slam. He overcame Giron 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 after a grueling battle that lasted three hours and 17 minutes.

The Brit secured an early lead by winning the opening set 6-4. However, Giron went one step further and succeeded in winning the second and third sets to put his opponent in a tricky position.

Draper responded strongly as he dished out a bagel in the fourth set. He continued to pile on the pressure in the decider and eventually got the win to set up a second-round meeting with 14th seed Tommy Paul.

After clinching match point, the 22-year-old felt nauseated and immediately rushed to the net to greet Giron. Following the handshake, he ran across to a bin on the courtside and vomited.

The entire episode can be watched below.

Jack Draper received medical assistance before walking out of the court. Notably, he also used a medical timeout after the second set.


Jack Draper: "Need to get a lot of fluids inside of me and eat well"

Jack Draper relaxes after his first-round win at Australian Open 2024.
Jack Draper relaxes after his first-round win at Australian Open 2024.

During the post-match press conference, Jack Draper stated that it has been hard for him to adapt to a new environment. While answering a question about how he would recover from there, he replied:

"Yeah, about probably what you are putting into your body. Need to get a lot of fluids inside of me and eat well. I'm going to try and sleep a lot. It's tough to sort of come to a new place."

The World No. 55 also admitted to feeling nervous before Tuesday's match, before adding that he was looking forward to facing Tommy Paul next at the Australian Open.

"Obviously, you're thinking your first-round match a lot. So probably haven't slept the best the last couple of nights. Try and get an early night. Yeah, try to look forward to playing Tommy on - I don't even know what day it is - Thursday," he said.

Fortunately for Jack Draper, he has got the measure of Tommy Paul in Australia twice in as many duels with him. He most recently defeated the American in the quarterfinals of Adelaide International on Thursday, January 11. He had previously downed Paul in 2023 at Adelaide International 2.