Through a statement Stefanos Tsitsipas explained the reasons behind his retirement at the end of the second set against Adrian Mannarino in the Zhuhai opening round match. The Athens native said: "I'm very sorry to all the fans who came to see me play tonight in Zhuhai.
I was trying my best but unfortunately I had to retire as I was struggling to breathe out on court. Thank you to everyone in Zhuhai and sorry I couldn't make it all the way." Meanwhile Nick Kyrgios commented on the warning he got from the ATP: "Everyone.
I can still play, I'm just on probation, relax, I'll be playing and tennis will still be fun it's ok. I just have to keep on my behaviour, that's all." Borna Coric loved competing in Zhuhai: "I liked it from the day I came, honestly.
It's a really, really nice site. I was enjoying my time here. Obviously I was a little bit short here, I came on Monday night very late and I'm going to leave tomorrow. But, yeah, I was enjoying my time here and the site is great and the courts are great.
The conditions are just a little bit slow, but that's normal. It's very humid also, but there's nothing you can do. But again, the hotel is amazing and the food is amazing, so I was obviously enjoying my time here", concluded the Croat Dubai resident who was born in Zagreb