St Petersburg Open: No 1 seed Fabio Fognini retires hurt against Michal Przysiezny
Last Updated: September 19, 2013 11:28pm
Fabio Fognini: Was on his way out of the St Petersburg Open before retiring hurt
Top seed Fabio Fognini was eliminated from the St Petersburg Open after retiring from his second round clash with Michal Przysiezny.
The Italian was well on way to defeat as he trailed 3-6 3-5 to his Polish opponent when he pulled out with a foot problem.
There were no such issues for any of the other three seeds in action on Thursday as Ernests Gulbis, Dmitry Tursunov and Lukas Rosol all secured victories.
No 6 seed Gulbis had the hardest time of the three, dropping a set and being broken three times before coming through to beat Jurgen Zopp 6-3 1-6 6-3.
Fourth seed Tursunov was an easy 6-3 6-0 winner over fellow Russian Konstantin Kravchuk, while Rosol defeat another home player, Karen Khachanov, 6-4 6-4.