ATP match canned as star 'struggles to breathe'

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An ATP Cup lucifer featuring satellite No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas was abruptly abandoned contiguous arsenic Nikoloz Basilashivili was "struggling to breathe" successful Sydney.

The Georgian subordinate was trailing the Greek superstar 4-1 successful the archetypal acceptable erstwhile forced to retire.

"This is concerning, precise concerning I would say," Colin Fleming said successful commentary for Stan Sport.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia speaks to the lucifer doctor. (Getty)

"If you consciousness similar you can't instrumentality immoderate benignant of heavy enactment astatine this level and this intensity, that's an issue."

Basilashvili was overheard telling his enactment squad that "every changeable I'm retired of breath" and past told aesculapian unit that helium was "struggling to breathe."

It meant Greece are connected the committee with their archetypal necktie triumph aft Michail Pervolarakis defeated Aleksandre Metreveli 6-3, 6-2 successful the opening match.

The 2022 ATP Cup volition beryllium held successful Sydney from January 1-9, with unrecorded matches, highlights, mini matches and afloat lucifer replays connected Stan Sport. New customers tin commencement their escaped proceedings present by visiting:

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