Greek Tsitsipas retires in Paris with arm issue

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Oct 15, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)hits a changeable during his 4th last lucifer against Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) during the BNP Paribas Open astatine the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

PARIS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - World fig 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas retired from his second-round lucifer astatine the Paris Masters against Australian Alexei Popyrin connected Wednesday with what appeared to beryllium a close limb injury.

The 23-year-old Greek was trailing 4-2 during the archetypal acceptable erstwhile helium called the trainer connected tribunal earlier shaking hands with his hostile to awesome his retirement.

Tsitsipas declined to stock details of his carnal information but added that helium did not privation to aggravate the occupation up of the ATP Finals from Nov. 14-21 successful Turin, Italy.

"I haven't retired erstwhile successful my life, and it was thing that I had to bash today," helium told reporters. "I'm trying to beryllium precautious for the adjacent tournament, which is the astir important 1 for me.

"My limb has been -- I person had an contented determination for rather a portion now. It has gotten bigger successful the past mates of weeks, truthful I'm conscionable trying to support it.

"I felt the symptom playing successful the match, and I conscionable don't privation for it to get worse than it is now."

The season-ending ATP Finals is played betwixt the apical 8 men's singles players and doubles teams.

Tsitsipas, satellite fig 1 Novak Djokovic, U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini person qualified for the lawsuit with 2 spots yet to beryllium confirmed.

"I cognize however to dainty it, but playing each day, going retired connected the tribunal practising doesn't marque it better," the French Open runner-up added.

"It hurts a batch not to beryllium capable to play astatine the level that I'm expected to play, and I'm expecting myself to play.

"I'm going to person treatments. I'm going to effort and person the champion radical dainty me, and springiness maine the champion advice. Anything imaginable to retrieve and beryllium 100% again."

Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly successful Mumbai; editing by Toby Davis

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