Magnus Norman Retires - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Banned!
 
Marc Rosset is Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,563
                     
Magnus Norman Retires

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...toryID=6648223

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's former French Open finalist Magnus Norman announced his retirement Friday, citing a string of injuries for his decision.

"It feels pretty good (to retire)... It's been three years filled with injuries," he said at a news conference held at the Stockholm Open where he has been a spectator.

The 28-year-old lost to Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten after a four-set battle in the French Open final in 2000, his best year when he was ranked second in the world and won five ATP titles.

He won the Rome Masters that year and also reached the Australian Open semifinals, where he lost to Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

For the next three seasons Norman struggled with hip and knee injuries and large parts of those campaigns were written off as he underwent surgery on several occasions.

Although he reached the Tokyo final in 2002 as a qualifier, he never recovered his old form and retires with 12 ATP titles, five of those coming in 1999.
Marc Rosset is Tall is offline  
post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 05:55 PM
Registered User
 
misyou25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 29
Posts: 2,951
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

noooooooooooooooooooooo
misyou25 is offline  
post #3 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:08 PM
Registered User
 
Laury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Montevideo
Age: 37
Posts: 447
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

awww...
I was still waiting for his comeback, 28 years is not too old to retire
We´ll miss him!

Laury

DAVID NALBANDIAN

Vamos DAVID!!!!!




~*~*~ Talk Tennis Message Board ~*~*~
Laury is offline  
post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:16 PM
Registered User
 
novanora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gigantes de Valdes
Posts: 5,773
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires


Last edited by novanora; 10-28-2004 at 06:22 PM.
novanora is offline  
post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:24 PM
Registered User
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: in Woop Woop Land
Posts: 17,684
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

sad way to go
he was never the same again after 2000.
TheBoiledEgg is offline  
post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Banned!
 
Marc Rosset is Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,563
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

Bad hip problems and Egg was right that was the beginning of the end.

Now he will continue his great work as a commentator and all the best Magnus. He wasn't a favourite of mine, but retiring cause of injury is a painful way to finish.
Marc Rosset is Tall is offline  
post #7 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:27 PM
Registered User
 
Purple Rainbow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: BoL
Age: 36
Posts: 6,782
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

No one should retire at 28. A shame indeed.
Too bad he couldn't take everything out of his career. All the best for your after-tennis-life!

17 (yes, yes, yes!) Slams! And counting....
Purple Rainbow is offline  
post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
Banned!
 
Marc Rosset is Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,563
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

Quote:
Originally Posted by Purple Rainbow
No one should retire at 28. A shame indeed.
Too bad he couldn't take everything out of his career. All the best for your after-tennis-life!
Ask GWH one of his all-time faves retired at 22, still never recovered.

The worst thing is that he couldn't retire on his terms.
Marc Rosset is Tall is offline  
post #9 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:31 PM
F***ing have it
 
alfonsojose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Barranquilla (COL)
Age: 42
Posts: 17,090
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

He was the first tennis player i lusted after. I'll miss his game, his face, his sweaty butt .... Martina, you're a dark angel

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

Drooling after Schuettler, Bolelli, Volandri, Starace (short haired version), ToJo, Tursunov, Alves, Petzschner, Simon, Qureshi, Steve Johnson
alfonsojose is offline  
post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:31 PM
Registered User
 
Bibir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: hippo land
Posts: 8,811
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

sad story...I remember well his FO final

Bea to Alex Corretja: "Attendez y'a Gab...!"
Bibir is offline  
post #11 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:32 PM
Registered User
 
the cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 4,626
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

Good luck to Magnus in his retirement. But it just doesn't sound right for someone only 28 years old to be retiring. He became such a good player in 2000 but then the injuries devastated his fine tennis career. Atleast Norman can say he gave his career everything he had and was without question a very good tennis player.

Egalite!
the cat is offline  
post #12 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 37
Posts: 9,170
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

That's a shame- unfortunately injuries have been a decisive factor in many a player's decision to reitre. He could still have been a force to be reckoned with had he been fully fit and followed up his fantastic 2000 results. But sadly, thats the way the cookie crumbles.

All the best to Magnus- although I was more or less indifferent to him while he was playing, you don't get to #2 in the world and push Guga to 4 sets in an FO final by fluke. Best of luck in your post-tennis life Magnus
RonE is offline  
post #13 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:33 PM
Registered User
 
maratski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: a nice loft near the Kremlin
Age: 36
Posts: 10,388
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires



I also remember seeing him a lot in 2000. Together with Guga and Marat he made it a great tennis season.

I hope he'll stay involved in tennis and will enjoy his life.

SINCE THERE'S NO TENNIS ACTION I WENT FOR TONGUE ACTION




Member of the unofficial international Mohamed Lahyani fanclub
maratski is offline  
post #14 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:36 PM
Registered User
 
Purple Rainbow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: BoL
Age: 36
Posts: 6,782
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc Rosset is Tall
Ask GWH one of his all-time faves retired at 22, still never recovered.
That was Kent Carlsson, right?

17 (yes, yes, yes!) Slams! And counting....
Purple Rainbow is offline  
post #15 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
Banned!
 
Marc Rosset is Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,563
                     
Re: Magnus Norman Retires

Quote:
Originally Posted by Purple Rainbow
That was Kent Carlsson, right?
Did you know that or did you read that in the older person's thread?
Marc Rosset is Tall is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome