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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

No surprise. Truthfully, he's still in the doubles draw, but this was his last singles match.


Ancic, Murray Advance to Second Rd.; Gimelstob Bows Out
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ST. PETERSBURG OPEN
St. Petersburg, Russia
October 23, 2007

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Ancic now will face third-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny who defeated American Justin Gimelstob 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and seven minutes. World No. 19 Youzhny, a titlist in Rotterdam (d. Ljubicic) this year, hit five aces and broke serve three times to record his 45th victory of the season. He is making his seventh appearance in St. Petersburg, winning the title in 2004 (d. Beck).

World No. 549 Gimelstob (pictured above) played the last singles match of his career with the loss. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 63 in April 1999 and has made one career ATP singles final, losing to Philippoussis in Newport, 2006. Speaking afterwards he said: "Today it was hard to concentrate in the match. I faced a great player and I knew this could be my last match. During my entire career I tried to do the best I could every day; always gave my best. Very few people get to be good at what they do, enjoy it and still make a living of it. I think I'm blessed to be one of those people.

"I think what I miss the most are the guys in the tour. I made great friends throughout my 12-year career. These last couple months of my career were very enjoyable. I want to thank everyone who supported during my career and apologize the umpires for the the problems I might have created."

See you in the broadcast booth Justin (and you still owe me a hitting session). Thanks for the Towels!


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@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

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Re: Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

Best wishes to him - he's provided some stellar entertainment over the years, with his diving exploits on grass, especially.
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so long justin
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Justin Now into the booth and onto my tv screen

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Happy retirement Gimel

another 90's player bites the dust

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provided some stellar entertainment over the years, with his diving exploits on grass, especially.
hehe, against Hewitt at Wimbledon one year i remember, diving around like a fish out a stream and then getting manipulated back into shape by the trainer & groaning "oooO ahhhh" "aouww"

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Re: Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

That match gave us what I think was his greatest quote ever: "All you have to do is look at me and you can see there is no anabolicness there."

He created a word!

Best twitter posts of the epic match:

@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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Re: Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

Murray must be very happy he did draw Mirnyi instead Gimelstob
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Re: Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

I thought he retired after the US Open no?

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Re: Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

So Voo, no Statistical Tribute to the Gimel?
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Fare well, Gimelstob!

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Nice start Mishenka
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just look at all the tributes pouring in
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Enjoy the retirement Justin .

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thanks a lot for al the diving

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Re: Youzhny sends Justin into retirement 6-2, 6-4

Gimelstob was an interesting player but he has never reached GS quarterfinal and hasn't won ATP tournament. So in a contrary to other players who retired this year, I won't make a statistical tribute for him

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