Retiring at 5-7 0-5 down is pretty fucked up and, on the contrary IMO, hard to defend. If it's not a terrible injury, at least let your opponent ace you 4 times in a row or something like that if you want to get out of the court ASAP. If it's a very serious injury and you can barely move or have some serious trouble walking or whatever, it is understandable but I would say that was not the case since the player involved has history of retiring being match point down
We don't know the nature of the injury, so we should withhold judgment
Balazs isn't that good. I'm not surprised with the loss nor the way he lost.
Good win for Nicolas, a Devilder vs Hanescu final would be perfect.
I very much doubt you have ever seen Linzer play, as he has practically no experience in Challengers. And even in Futures he hasn't done as well as Balazs. So you can't assess him.
And Balazs reached the SFs in Bucharest and comes straight off a Future win and a SF. So how you can favor Linzer to win, let alone to thrash the Hungarian by dropping only three games, is unfathomable. Just complete post-hoc crap.
Excellent results, Dzumhur is clearly over-ranked, built his ranking in weak challengers in the Balkans. Also a good win for Alund, when he is on fire he can trouble anyone on clay. A potential QF match vs Hanescu should be very interesting.
Dzumhur is a really promising talent. I thought he was overhyped by some Bosnian zealots on here, but when I saw him at Wimbledon qualies on a surface he is inexperienced with and that doesn't suit his game, and against a grass specialist in Van Der Merwe, I was much impressed. If he can bulk up a bit, this guy really will be a permanent fixture in the Top 100. And possibly more.