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Franco Squillari announces retirement

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Luego de 11 años de carrera profesional, Franco Squillari dijo basta y colgó la raqueta. El porteño anunciará hoy su despedida en el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis, en el receso entre una semifinal y otra de la Copa Argentina. Ex jugador de Copa Davis, Squillari ganó tres títulos ATP y en 2000 llegó a semifinales de Roland Garros, año en que logró su mejor ranking (11ø). En 2005 sólo había jugado challengers.

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Not really surprising. When you begin to auction on ebay a chance to play doubles with you, it pretty much shows your career is close to an end.

Happy retirement Franco
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I loved Franco Hope he enjoys his retirement.

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I had the feeling that the interview he did some time ago for "tenis 2005" (ESPN Latin America) was a little depressing...

Enjoy your retirement Franco
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happy new life Franco!

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Happy retirement.

He was fun to watch some years ago, for example when he played Agassi in Roland Garros.
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He will always have the honour of having been the first player defeated by the young Gasquet ( 15 years old ) on ATP tour
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lol.. he also retires with a 2-0 leading record against Fed.

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Some years ago he was really good and dangerous. Sad.
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very good player, very sexy man

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he retires before his 2-0 record vs federer is broken

seriously, he was a very good player i enjoyed watching him when he was at his best. good luck for the future!

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Squirrel, I hardly knew ye.... but I wish I had seen more of your ball-muscling baseline game, hammering forehands from just in front of the line judges with exaggerated grunts, as I recall from the handful of matches I saw you play in 2002. Good luck with the rest of your life.

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He will always have the honour of having been the first player defeated by the young Gasquet ( 15 years old ) on ATP tour
Monte Carlo - I remember the match - I was there

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