Adrian Ungur's career ends with heartbreaking Sibiu Challenger loss


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Adrian Ungur's career ends with heartbreaking Sibiu Challenger loss

Romanian tennis player Adrian Ungur's career has come to an end. The Romanian was edged out by world No. 390 Fabrizio Ornago in front of his home fans in the Sibiu Challenger first round 3-6 6-3 7-6 (2). The 33-year-old announced last week that he would retire at the Romanian Challenger.

Ungur won the opening set but Ornago bounced back in the second to force a decider. The Romanian made a good start to the third set as he broke the Italian in the third game of the set. The 33-year-old appeared to be cruising to comfortably winning the third set but Ornago saved four break points in the seventh game to reduce the deficit to 4-3.

Ungur paid the price for not going up by a double break as Ornago broke back the Romanian in the 10th game to make it 5-5 and eventually clinched a tie-break. Ungur and Ornago were tied at 2-2 in the tie-break when the Italian won five points in a row to seal the win in style.

Ungur, who turned professional in 2003, never won an ATP title in singles but won the 2015 Bucharest doubles title alongside fellow compatriot Marius Copil. Ungur achieved his singles career-high ranking of No. 79 in the world in 2012 and his doubles career-high ranking of No.

94 in 2015 respectively. Ungur's maiden and only Grand Slam win came at the 2012 French Open -- when he stunned former world No. 3 David Nalbandian in the first round. Also read: Benoit Paire, 29, never gave up and ended up having dream Davis Cup debut