Originally Posted by diggler
I agree totally. For those who disagree, find me a quote from an opponent along the lines of, "Man I feel ripped off. I would have preferred to stay out there longer, risking possible injury or defeat, just so I can get the satisfaction of a real win."
Has anyone here been on the receiving end of a retirement and felt ripped off?
Man, what planet do you live on? Mauresmo-Henin at the AO final is an example. Personally I once experienced a guy pulling out as I was leading 12-7 in the 5th (in squash), and it was somewhat of a cheap shot even though the guy indeed looked injured. He could've tried outright winners for 3-4 points and take it like a man. I once pulled out of a squash match in which I had won the 1st two games, but that's a different story (couldn't run anymore, the match was still young and there was risk of making my injury worse).