Stefanos Tsitsipas retired with an harm after simply three video games of his second match on the ATP Finals on Tuesday, handing Holger Rune the victory.
Tsitsipas, the 2019 champion, was trailing 2-1 within the opening set when he had a prolonged dialog together with his coach earlier than slowly attending to his ft, shaking his head and strolling over to shake Rune’s hand.
That was after simply 17 minutes of play and led to boos from the group in Turin – which as an alternative needed to accept an exhibition match between alternates Taylor Fritz and Hubert Hurkacz.
Tsitsipas, who misplaced to dwelling favourite Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday, had reduce quick a observe session on Friday as a result of an obvious bodily situation however the Greek participant stated he was “completely advantageous.”
Rune additionally misplaced his opener 7-6 (4), 6-7 (1), 6-3 to top-ranked Novak Djokovic however the Dane now tops the inexperienced group forward of Djokovic’s match towards Sinner later.
“For certain (not the best way I needed to win). It is rather unlucky,” Rune stated. “You might see within the first service sport, he was not serving as full as he can.
“For certain, one thing was up and when he referred to as the physio I knew. It is a lengthy season, I want him all the perfect.”
Tsitsipas additionally withdrew from the match in 2021 after shedding his opening match.