Well, if the rule was changed on the request of some and is not changed back on the request of others, what is about it? Was there a topic on this discussion? I don't think so. An exception (Gremelmayr retiring losing 3/5) can't make a new rule.I didn't say it's right because it's been used. I just meant there are some players who agreed with how it works before today's match. ATP counts them, so TT can do the same. We can reopen the discussions and change it back if the rejection is too big. The point I liked in this rule is that we're no longer able to pray for a retirement to save our matches.
It has to happen with someone who disagree with the rule, if not the discussion wouldn't have a beginning. Which players? I don't think it would.
I didn't pray for a retirement. In fact, if Almagro won 2-0 I wouldn't have posted anything. Once I complained about exchanging tournaments, but never about any result. This is boring and I hate to keep complaining like that, but this time it's all wrong. It's just unfair.
Another thing: if ATP counts them this way, that doesn't mean it's right. In official bet markets, any retirement disqualifies a match.