Davidovich retires to Pospisil with back pain

Alejandro Davidovich retired during his Eastbourne ATP 250 round of 16 match against Vasek Pospisil due to back discomfort. The man from Malaga, who was treated for pain in the lower back, preferred not to risk and resigned after losing the first set in the tiebreaker (7-6 (1)) to the Canadian, who turned 31 this Wednesday and will face the British Liam Broady or the Australian Alex de Miñaur in the quarterfinals.

Davidovich dragged these problems on his back from Roland Garros, where he underwent great wear with matches resolved in five sets and was playing his third ATP match on grass, after getting his first victory on this surface on Tuesday against the Swede Mikael Ymer.

There are no Spanish left in Eastbourne after the elimination of Albert Ramos and the withdrawal of Davidovich. Nor is the first favorite, Gael Monfils, still in competition, who lost 6-4, 5-7 and 6-4 against the Australian repeater Max Purcell. Lorenzo Sonego now appears as the main contender for the title, along with the aforementioned De Miñaur.

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