Tsitsipas Withdraws from ATP Finals Due to Back Injury

20231115 053620

Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrew from the ATP Finals due to a back injury after completing only three games of his second match in Turin, leading to Holger Rune's victory.

The 2019 champion was behind 2-1 in the opening set when, following a conversation with his trainer, he reluctantly retired from the match after just 17 minutes of play. Despite boos from the Turin crowd, Rune secured the win.

Tsitsipas expressed regret for not being able to finish the match, citing his physical condition and the disappointment of withdrawing from a tournament he had prepared for extensively.

Holger Rune will replace Tsitsipas and face Novak Djokovic in the upcoming match. This marks Tsitsipas' second withdrawal from the ATP Finals, having also pulled out in 2021.

“It’s very unfortunate. I’ve had two editions here in Turin where I had to withdraw from the tournament,” Tsitsipas said. “Never happened to me before that I had to withdraw. Very, very few occasions that I can recall on that matter. “It definitely hurts me a lot because this is the tournament that means the most to me, including the Grand Slams. I’m not able to compete the way I want to compete.”


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