It seems to Guido Pella that it will take a little more to get out of the well in which he has been submerged for quite some time. First due to COVID-19, then due to poor results due to said inactivity and now due to an intruder discomfort in the right adductor muscle that could be even more serious.
The Italian Jannik Sinner made his debut in Madrid with a first-round victory due to the retirement of the Argentine, who suffered in his right leg when he seemed to react and the scoreboard indicated a 6-2 and 4-4 against him.
Sinner, fourteenth favorite in this tournament and number 18 in the world, led 3-0 after an early break, which was later added by another that gave him the first set.
The beginning of the second round was no different. But with 4-1 against, Pella fought to avoid a new break and in the next game he took advantage of his first break point of the match to reduce the deficit (4-3).
It was after confirming his serve (4-4) that Pella (who had left in Munich against John Millman for the same reason a week ago), after being treated by medical services on his right leg, opted for retirement.
Sinner, semifinalist two weeks ago in Barcelona and finalist in March at the Miami Masters 1000, He will face in the second round the winner of the match between the Australian Alexei Popyrin, from the qualifying round, and the Belgian Jan-Lennard Struff.