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Old 09-21-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Gonzalez, Ljubicic, Ferrero and Roddick from the ATP and Clijsters from the WTA. Who else has already retired and who will be next? Could Nalbandian and Hewitt be following the exodus from the ATP and V Williams from the WTA?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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Now Hewitt is the only pre-Federer era #1 still in the game...

Good luck to JCF in his post-retirement life. He has his own tennis academy, doesn't he?
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Default Juan Carlos Ferrero Announces Retirement
Ferrero announces his retirement of the ATP circuit during the presentation of the @valencia_open pic.twitter.com/3BZxiqn5 This just went up on twitter a short time ago. I'm going to miss the Mosquito and another player who I started following when his career began (along with Roddick & Clijsters) is now on his way out of the game. Not really a surprise because he has really battled injury for many years. This will be interesting to see if he is a HOF candidate in the near future - only one GS (2003 French Open) and was also ranked #1 but not the same career as Roddick.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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I was having a pretty crappy morning, then I saw this on facebook, and it totally depressed me. Not gonna lie, I got pretty teary eyed on my break at work.

With all his injuries lately and spending a lot more time at his academy, I was sort of expecting it, but I still had hope it wouldn't happen any time soon.

One of my favourite tennis memories was watching him win The French Open.
Another is meeting him at Indian Wells and being the only person to watch him practise for a while as well (a few people saw me watching him and decided to come watch too :P). He was really nice, and I'll always cherish those memories . There was nothing like watching Juanqui play at his best, for me.

Still, meh.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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Beat me to it. Just saw it on FB
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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I think Nalbandian will probably drop out without any clue. Not sure he has another year.

I still sustain that Hewitt has a bit more in the gas tank.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #7
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Now Hewitt is the only pre-Federer era #1 still in the game...

Good luck to JCF in his post-retirement life. He has his own tennis academy, doesn't he?
Tennis academy, hotel, part-owns Valencia Open. He'll be ok.

Timely but still sad to see him go.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:23 AM   #8
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Sad, but not unexpected. He seemed to be dogged by health issues for years, starting with that awful case of chicken pox.


At a minimum, I think this makes 3 HoFamers in the class of 2017.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:26 AM   #9
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I am SO going to miss Juanqui -- but he will be okay in his retirement. I hope he comes out once in awhile, if only to award trophies at Valencia.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:41 AM   #10
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I think Hewitt will keep playing as long as the alternative is changing diapers.

I would not be surprised if Francesca Schiavonne retires at the end of next year's French Open.
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