The injuries continue to mount as the year winds down at the Swiss Indoors event in Switzerland, as the number two seed, Great Britain's Andy Murray and the number six seed, Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, have left the event due to injury. Murray withdrew from the event before his scheduled first round match with Robin Haase of the Netherlands citing a strained right gluteal muscle. Murray, currently ranked number three in the world, was replaced by Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland and lost in the opening round to Haase, 6-2, 7-6(7). Haase advances to the second round where he will face Stanislas Wawrinka, who will be playing on his home Swiss soil, after a 6-4, 6-4 win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig.
Tipsarevic retired on serve while trailing Florian Mayer of Germany 5-1 in the first round due to an undisclosed injury. Tipsarevic, currently ranked 13th in the world, needs to reach the finals of next week’s ATP Masters tournament to surpass American Mardy Fish, who is eighth in the race and also bowed out at the Swiss Indoors, to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.