St Petersburg Open: No 1 seed Fabio Fognini retires hurt against Michal Przysiezny
Top seed Fabio Fognini was eliminated from the St Petersburg Open after retiring from his clash with Michal Przysiezny.
Last Updated: 19/09/13 11:28pm
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.