Britain’s Dan Evans needed to withdraw towards Frances Tiafoe in Vienna after struggling a severe calf harm on Tuesday.
Evans, who seemed snug when main 4-1 within the first set, stop after experiencing a pointy ache at the back of his leg.
Regardless of in search of medical consideration, the world quantity 35 was comforted by American Tiafoe as he withdrew from the match.
It was solely the second tour-level retirement of Evans’ profession and means he will probably be uncertain for Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final towards Serbia subsequent month.
Evans was anticipated to companion world doubles quantity 4 Neal Skupski in Malaga, however his harm may now reward captain Leon Smith’s first alternative.
Heather Watson fell within the first spherical of the Abierto Tampico occasion in Mexico, dropping to Ann Li in three units.
Watson received the primary set 6-4, however the American – 50 locations decrease than Watson at 156 – romped by the second 6-1 to take the decider 6-3.
In different information, world quantity 8 Karolina Muchova has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Cancun attributable to a proper wrist harm and will probably be changed by the primary alternate. Maria Sakkari of Greece.
Czech Muchova was the eighth participant to qualify for the season-ending match after reaching the Cincinnati closing and the US Open semi-finals, dropping each instances to American Coco Gauff.
“Along with the staff and the docs, we tried all the pieces till the final second to resolve my wrist harm,” Muchova mentioned in an announcement.
“Sadly, the time required for restoration is longer than we had hoped and that’s the reason I’ve needed to make this disagreeable choice.”
Because of this, ninth-ranked Sakkari will probably be competing in her third consecutive WTA Finals at this yr’s occasion, which begins on Sunday, after reaching the semi-finals a yr in the past.
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