World No. 3 Tsitsipas retires with arm injury

World No. 3 Stefanos headed a list of seeds to exit the Paris Masters on as an arm injury forced him to retire from a match for the first time in his career.

The Greek was clearly out of sorts from the beginning of his second-round match with Australian lucky loser Alexei Popyrin and gave up the ghost when trailing 4-2 in the first set.

Tsitsipas, 23, said he was more concerned about ensuring he is fit for the season-ending ATP finals in Turin. Unlike Tsitsipas, fourth seed Zverev saw out his match against Serb Dusan Lajovic, despite struggling with a painful neck, winning in straight sets 6-3, 7-6.

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