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ATP does nothing about these blatant retirements. :no:

2013 ATP St. Petersburg - Michal Przysiezny def. Fabio Fognini 6-3 5-3 ret.

2014 ATP Chennai - Yuki Bhambri def. Fabio Fognini 6-1 5-5 ret.

2014 ATP Barcelona - Santiago Giraldo def. Fabio Fognini 6-0 4-0 ret.


2013 ATP Rotterdam - Marcos Baghdatis def. Benoit Paire 6-0 6-7(3) 4-0 ret.

2014 ATP Barcelona - Andrey Golubev def. Benoit Paire 6-4 5-1 ret.


2012 CH Knoxville - Luka Gregorc def. Alex Jr. Bogomolov 7-6(5) 5-1 ret.

2013 CH Winnetka - Bradley Klahn def. Alex Jr. Bogomolov 4-6 6-4 3-1 ret.

2014 AOpen - Fabio Fognini def. Alex Jr. Bogomolov 6-3 6-2 ret.


2013 CH Genova - Dustin Brown def. Teimuraz Gabashvili 7-5 4-0 ret.

2013 CH Kenitra - Dominic Thiem def. Teimuraz Gabashvili 7-6(4) 5-1 ret.

2014 Indian Wells - Richard Gasquet def. Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-0 2-0 ret.




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Any of them on Match Point?

If not, ATP should do nothing about them. So what a player retired at 6-0 4-0. Come on, matches can be turned around from any score. Even Match Point for that reason. Posting in something like 5-5 and calling it a blatant retirement???? Come on!!!

Ah right, I get it now. You didn't get your bet's money, right?
 

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To retire from a match you need a reason. Otherwise half of tour would walk off court in a losing position

Barcelona Retirements/WO - B. Paire - knee. Knee injury at 3-6 1-5. CMON! Miss 4 returns and lose like a man. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2014/425/mds.pdf

Most of these players lie to ATP and say shoulder injury, knee, back pain. What's worse - ATP takes their lame excuses.


Watch Fognini arguing with umpire at 3-6 3-5. He can walk, he can play.

Same with Paire against Baghdatis in Rotterdam 2013.

Gabashvili retired in a CH final against Thiem. Dominic was serving for match and bad loser Gaba ret. without reason.

Bogomolov in Winnetka was epic stuff. He thought ball was out (1-2 BP Klahn) and stopped playing that rally.

Umpire said [game Klahn] and Bogo left court after arguing with him.

This 4 players (and many others from CH, Futures): Fog, Bogo, Paire and Gaba are bad losers and retire when they want.
ATP should fine this kind of behaviour.
 

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yes they're all embarrassing to the sport
 

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Bogo acted like an 8 year old at the playground who grabs his ball and runs home. Then, the crowd actually clapped as he wakled off the court instead of booing. Very civilized I guess in the Norh Chicago suburbs.
 

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Look, some of these guys barely earn anything playing, others would like to be kings, but they are not good enough. So it's a good bet that they bet on themselves, probably via friends, occasionally to enhance their income. If they plunk down a heavy amount, and they go as far as they can before knowing they won't win, retirement is the only option, no?

Alex Bogolomov Jr's retirement to Clement at the French Open in 2012 was one of the more despicable I've seen, retiring on match point down to Clement. Clement was winning, 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 5-4, and Bogolomov, Jr. came up with cramps. But he got up, was limping around, he could have limped to to the line and served two into the net or whatever, and the crowd probably would have cheered the heroic effort. But no, he retired. And the crowd was predictably hostile. Clement to his credit tried to silence the booing crowd, but they weren't appeased. Bogolomov, Jr. said later that he didn't want to risk further injury.

Michael Llodra was observing the end of the match commented: "That was very surprising," Llodra said. "It doesn't happen all that often, to win this way or to end the match. If you look at the scores, you'd say: 'It's a pity he cannot play this final shot.'"

Then again, his retirement to Kunitsyn at London, Queens Club in 2011, when match point down may have been more despicable. He retired down 4-6, 6-6 and down 6-3 in the tiebreaker with Kunitsyn serving. All he had to do was get to the line and stand there.

Reportedly, just prior to the match start, betting odds went from 2.30 to 1 to 1.30 to 1 on Bogolomov, Jr.


But as many would say, the result was the same either way... and one can only speculate about the money Bogolomov, Jr. may have saved by retiring... since nobody has proven anything.

Respectfully,
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there should be no retirements. If player decides he doesn't want to play anymore for whatever reason then his opponent must stay on court and serve aces during service games, and receive time violation penalties in his favour during return games when his opponent is not there to serve until the match is complete.
 
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