Aljaz Bedene loses 10 straight games, retires before double bagel at China Open
Aljaz Bedene lost 10 straight games before retiring against Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round of the China Open.
The British number three has been struggling with a knee problem and did not look comfortable from the start against his consistent Spanish opponent.
Bedene, ranked 50th, was staring at a first ever double-bagel defeat but decided to pull the plug trailing 6-0 4-0.
China Open men's results
3-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 7-6(6) 7-5
5-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Aljaz Bedene (Britain) 6-0 4-0 (Bedene retired)
Steve Darcis (Belgium) beat Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 6-3 6-4