Definition of walkover
1 : a one-sided contest : an easy or uncontested victory
2 : a horse race with only one starter
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Nishikori has been repeatedly hindered by minor injuries, handing a walkover to Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open in May with a wrist injury of his own prior to losing to del Potro in Rome the next week.
The main question surrounding the potential bout is the rules the fighters would adhere to, with many concerned that Mayweather's vastly superior boxing skills would make a standard boxing match a walkover.
Ryan Harrison (7), U.S., d. Juan Martin Del Potro (5), Argentina, walkover.
But this would not be a one-week walkover, like the first Gulf War against Saddam Hussein, when his forces were arrayed like clay pigeons in the Iraqi and Kuwaiti deserts, where they were easily destroyed by U.S. air power.
Even with that walkover, McIlroy still needed Kjeldsen to lose his second match to have any chance of advancing out of the round-robin group stage.
Federer, a four-time winner at Indian Wells, also advanced via a walkover in the quarterfinals in 2008.
Djokovic received a walkover in the second round because his opponent, Jiri Vesely, had a forearm injury.
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: an easy victory
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