Nieminen ended his career after the loss.
That's unfortunate, but understandable
I don't really get though why he was so bad this year. He is undeniably a limited player, but last year he had some decent results. Then this year he has hardly been able to win a set, let alone a match, even against players that are much more limited than he is.
I agree that Paukku should retire, unless he enjoys playing. But any hopes of becoming a Top 200 player seem unrealistic.