Originally Posted by Torres
That's complete nonsense. You clearly haven't played any serious competitive tennis. His opponent will be glad he doesn't have to put anymore mileage on the body to win the game. The tour is long, and if you can save yourself a grind, you'll do so.
That whole extra game was really going to make all of the difference, wasn't it?
No-one objects to a player retiring when there is a risk of making an injury worse, but if it's just a case of realising you aren't going to win, and your opponent is very close to victory - give them that victory.
There's no way all of these retirements were done out of a generosity of spirit towards his opponents. That's plain deluded.