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Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Ones I can think of:

Sampras (US Open 2002)
Soderling (?) (Bastad 2011)

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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Is Soderking really going to retire?

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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Strictly speaking, Sampras didn't end his career with a tournament win. He just happened to win the last tournament he played. No announcement until the next year....

Same goes for Söderling, even more so. He could still come back. Let us hope.

As for announcing retirement and then winning I can't think of a single example. Ferrero could conceivable be the first.
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Ones I can think of:

Sampras (US Open 2002)
Soderling (?) (Bastad 2011)
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Is Soderking really going to retire?
Nothing is confirmed yet. But his coach did work as commentator in the DC tie between Sweden and Belgium and said "Sweden will have to work for years to get back to the highest division again" and dunno if he'd say that if Robin was on his way back in the close future. Soderling alone could take Sweden to the world group and hold them there like he did for years just by winning his 2 singles.



BUT IF he retires (knock on wood) he really goes out on top winning a tournament dropping no set and just 13 games. Including beating two top10 players dropping just 5 games in the SF and F (Berdy, Ferrer)
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Nothing is confirmed yet. But his coach did work as commentator in the DC tie between Sweden and Belgium and said "Sweden will have to work for years to get back to the highest division again" and dunno if he'd say that if Robin was on his way back in the close future. Soderling alone could take Sweden to the world group and hold them there like he did for years just by winning his 2 singles.



BUT IF he retires (knock on wood) he really goes out on top winning a tournament dropping no set and just 13 games. Including beating two top10 players dropping just 5 games in the SF and F (Berdy, Ferrer)
Things don't look too good I guess. But you do have a valid point, at least he went out on top!

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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Didn't Robin say earlier this year he would come back no matter what?

But then he's going to be a father this month too, so that will no doubt make things a lot harder.
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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Nadal should have retired after Roland garros, so he could join this category.. that defeat at wimby
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Tim Henman won his last match in Davis Cup u.ú
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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Sampras at the 2002 USO was the most memorable.
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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

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Sadly I got a feeling that Soderling will announce his retirement at the end of the year

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i dont think soderling will retire

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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Where is all this Soderling retirement talk coming from? Others have been out for longer and come back. Did he say something about retirement?

If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?


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Re: Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

roddick

losing to the future GOAT del potro is as good as a victory, honors don't come as high as that espicially when you've taken a set from him
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