Despite Zhuhai Retirement, Tsitsipas To Play Beijing
Stefanos Tsitsipas will try to bolster his position in the ATP Race To London at next week's China Open in Beijing. The 20-year-old Greek had to retire from his opening match at the Zhuhai Championships on Thursday at the start of the third set (6-3, 5-7).
“I'm very sorry to all the fans who came to see me play tonight in Zhuhai. I was trying my best but unfortunately I had to retire as I was struggling to breathe out on court,” he said. “Thank you to everyone in Zhuhai, and sorry I couldn't make it all the way.”
Tsitsipas later confirmed, though, that he will make his debut at the ATP 500 in China next week. He currently is in sixth place in the Race. The top eight will compete at the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held 10-17 November at The O2 in London. Tsitispas is looking to make his debut at the season-ending championships.