Corretja retires officially - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,370
                     
Corretja retires officially

http://www.elperiodico.com/default.a...=1011&h=060920

Alex has decided to retire definitely and will announce his decision on friday or saturday in Santander during Davis cup tie where he will be as TV commentator and will receive a tribute too .

Unluckily in the last years Alex has been fighting against a serious eye problem and after two surgeries he hasn't been able to recover enough sight to play again .

He has only recovered the 50% of the sight of his lefty eye and Alex says : " it's enough to make a normal life but not to play tennis as a pro " . Corretja adds : " The doctor told me to try it and train , and though physically I have kept fit , the best for me is to give up because I haven't fully recovered the sight and also my tennis level is very far from what I would like "
Neverstopfightin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:42 PM
Bite me.....
 
Carlita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: who cares?
Posts: 62,990
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially


♥Marillion♥ ♥Kane♥
~Fernando Verdasco~
~Juan Martin Del Potro~
Carlita is offline  
post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:47 PM
country flag Pea
Registered User
 
Pea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,938
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

Geez only 50 percent of his left eye? Eck. All the best, Alex!!! May you have a happy life with your wife and beautiful children!

Thanks for all the memories!

GoOD luCk iN 2004:
{{{Alex Corretja}}}
{{{Roger Federer}}}
{{{Janko Tipsarevic}}}
{{{Andreas Vinciguerra}}}
{{{Mikhail Youzhny}}}
(Agustin Calleri)(Hicham Arazi)(Nicolas Kiefer)(Sebastien Grosjean)(Rafael Nadal)
(Tommy Robredo)(Xavier Malisse)(Gustavo Kuerten)(Rainer Schuettler)(Fernando Gonzalez)
(Mark Philippoussis)(Gaston Gaudio)(Albert Montanes)(Ivan Ljubicic)(Mariano Zabaleta) & Many More...

FoRevEr:
{{{STEFAN EDBERG}}}
Pea is offline  
post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:48 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

It was always on the cards and I thought he was delaying the inevitable and it was good to see him around at the Aus Open as a commentator.

He made the most of his game and deserved to win a RG title and 1999 was his year to do it, but not everythin works the way it should.

Very well spoken guy and had a great career. He should be leading the ATP and not Mr Disney.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:53 PM
Registered User
 
Alvarillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madrid
Age: 31
Posts: 1,597
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

bye bye Alex, thanks for all
The bronze medal in Sydney 00 OG, Davis Cup and the Masters-Cup will make us to remember you forever
that victory against Sampras in DC in USA on grass was simply

and as a commentator is the best in years on spanish tv, very funny to listen him!
hope Santander will pay a nice tribute!!!!!!!!
GRACIAS!

THe SPaNiSH aRMaDa
JuaN CaRLoS FeRReRo
CaRLoS MoYá

RaFaeL NaDaL


RoBReDo - GGLóPeZ - GRaNoLLeRS - MoNTaÑéS - FeR ViCeNTe - aNDuJaR - FeLiCiaNo - IVáN NaVaRRo - DvD FeRReR - VeRDaSCo - BeTo MaRTíN - RaMiReZ-HiDaLGo - HeRNaNDeZ - GiMeNo-TRaVeR - NiCo ALMaGRo

Last edited by Alvarillo; 09-20-2006 at 05:55 PM.
Alvarillo is offline  
post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:58 PM
Registered User
 
MisterQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 17,115
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

Good luck in the future Alex.

Although retirement was probably due anyway, it's sad to see him forced into retirement by a poor recovery.

He did have an excellent career and participated in some unforgettable matches.

Last of the moon-and-volley specialists.

I believe in luck. How else can you explain the success of those you don't like? ---Jean Cocteau
MisterQ is offline  
post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 06:02 PM
Registered User
 
R.Federer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,821
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

Good luck in life to Alex. He does have a beautiful family.

It is a pity that one of the first images that comes to mind is the loss in USO against the puking Pete.
R.Federer is offline  
post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 06:05 PM
Registered User
 
liptea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: In Carlos Moya's heart. Possibly also his pants.
Posts: 4,176
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

sad way to go out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnyday View Post
If I want to write something on any thread then I'll do it on my own time
liptea is offline  
post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 06:06 PM
Registered User
 
BORO77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Croatia
Age: 36
Posts: 436
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

he was one of my favourite players, after goran of course.
Alex was great not only on clay but also on all other surfaces
it was a big victory against sampras in 2002, form 0:2 down, it was amazing

"I still break racquets, but now I do it in a positive way."
BORO77 is offline  
post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 06:10 PM
Registered User
 
kiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 664
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

Alex
This reminds me of the retirement of Albert Costa not long ago...They are good friends.
Alex!

What to believe in, it's impossible to say?
What to believe in when they change your name, wash your brain, play the game again, yeah, yeah, yeah...
kiro is offline  
post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 06:11 PM
Registered User
 
NINA_BCN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Age: 36
Posts: 17,160
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially


"I am not a singer or a rock star. Tennis is tennis. If you want to see a clown, go to a circus."MARAT SAFIN
NINA_BCN is offline  
post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 07:21 PM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,779
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

Good Luck Alex!
Lee is offline  
post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 07:21 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,303
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

He was a great player, and will be missed!
Warrior is offline  
post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 07:27 PM
Registered User
 
SwissMister1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Virginia
Age: 17
Posts: 4,786
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

I figured as much...he will be always be known as great player and very nice guy, though

______________________________

~♠ Gasquetaires ♠~

un pour tous, tous pour un
‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾

PAW #1 5/22/06
Predict-the-SCORE US Open Champion
SwissMister1 is offline  
post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 07:28 PM
Miss Fabray
 
Fergie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Federerland
Posts: 55,507
                     
Re: Corretja retires officially

Good luck Alex and thanks for all

The King Roger Federer



Pain is only temporary but victory is forever
Fergie 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