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Arnaud Clement retiring at the end of 2012

*Jean*
01-11-2012, 12:21 PM
According to Eurosport France, Arnaud Clement has played the final match of his career, losing 7-5 6-2 to Bjorn Phau in the Australian Open's Qualifyings. Clement was due to play the whole 2012 season, but is about to announce at the end of the week a definitive retirement coming earlier than excepted.

Andreas
01-11-2012, 12:25 PM
FFT :o Awarding the WC to De Schepper instead of a former finalist about to end his career.

Arnaud, you will be missed :)

Ad Wim
01-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Good riddance.

nole_no1
01-11-2012, 12:30 PM
He took the good decision
Arnaud :worship: Good luck in the future

nalbyfan
01-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Have a nice life with Nolwenn !!!

Riosreigned
01-11-2012, 12:37 PM
Always enjoyed to watch Clement battle, small player but heart of a lion, had many big wins against superior players, took the ball early on the rise hit flat consistent, drove a lot of players nuts, remember seeing him beat Moya on grandstand at US Open, he owned Moya there for a while, and that was when Moya was in his best years. Clement was also a nice friendly player with fans and media, saw him practice in DC once, he was working on different shots he never played in matches, 15 straight minutes of underspin forehands and then 15 straight minutes of slice one hand backhands. He also overcame some injuries, heard when out injured with a right shoulder problem, he played an interclub French league match lefty and still won over a top player. Thanks for a great career you will be remembered Arnaud!

finishingmove
01-11-2012, 12:38 PM
the ballboys salute him

Deathless Mortal
01-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Have a good after-tennis life Arnaud, you deserved it :yeah:

duong
01-11-2012, 12:40 PM
Let's wait for confirmation, maybe it's just bad mood after a lost match, I don't think it's the kind of moment when you can be sure that the player has taken a final decision.

Henry Chinaski
01-11-2012, 12:43 PM
No way was that his last match. No fucking way.

I'm sure he'll play some French events at the very least and go out at either Roland Garros or Bercy

soulage
01-11-2012, 12:46 PM
It was his last match in Melbourne ;) He plans to stop in singles at the end of 2012 or after Rg/Wimbledon.

It's not an article by Eurosport just few line wrote by a student in journalism I think :lol: He will be at his beloved Open 13 for MD WC or qualies in the next weeks.

Then true that like the old Rainer they are leaving but it was not his last match sorry for Ad Wim who wait his retirement.

ossie
01-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Good riddance.
agreed

*Jean*
01-11-2012, 03:27 PM
It was his last match in Melbourne ;) He plans to stop in singles at the end of 2012 or after Rg/Wimbledon.

It's not an article by Eurosport just few line wrote by a student in journalism I think :lol: He will be at his beloved Open 13 for MD WC or qualies in the next weeks.

Then true that like the old Rainer they are leaving but it was not his last match sorry for Ad Wim who wait his retirement.

I'd trust more a "few line wrote by a student in journalism" than a fan of Arnaud. ;) :p

Gagsquet
01-11-2012, 03:35 PM
A slam final but Santoro will be always more loved.

Fat Camel
01-11-2012, 03:46 PM
I hope this is just an error or Arnaud too sad after this loss.
And yes, FFT :o De Schepper will not do anything. Arnaud could be the same instead of him, but for all his past he deserved WC much more.

tommyg6
01-11-2012, 04:09 PM
I will always remember him for his shades & cool look and his night battles at the US Open.

soulage
01-11-2012, 04:16 PM
I'd trust more a "few line wrote by a student in journalism" than a fan of Arnaud. ;) :p
Yes bad english syntax in my message but i'm not a writer then it's me who was right ;)

The error was confirmed. The person who write this lines made indeed a mistake between last match in Melbourne and his last match even if this one is comming soon. He will play Marseille so balls kids has to wait few more matches to be quiet :bolt:

*Jean*
01-11-2012, 05:13 PM
I'll drool over his abds in the Open 13 again, then. :rolleyes:

rocketassist
01-11-2012, 05:24 PM
He was a bellend to a few people especially ballkids. Very entertaining style of play though.

nsidhan
01-11-2012, 05:25 PM
Good luck Arnaud. He is the first tennis player I ever saw in person. He walked by me when I was standing in line at the 2006 USO.

Hypnotize
01-11-2012, 05:33 PM
I hope he carries on and plays the French & Wimbledon as he's one of a kind. I used to love watching his unique style of attacking tennis and some of his press conferences were hilarious. He seems like a good, down to earth guy who fought for every point.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-11-2012, 05:47 PM
:sad: :crying2: :sobbing:

He was such a great guy and a great player, he will be missed dearly:hug: :hug:

Kezzi
01-11-2012, 07:42 PM
I'd trust more a "few line wrote by a student in journalism" than a fan of Arnaud. ;) :p
I'm a fan of Arnaud too and I freaked out because of your post.
Can you please change the title before you freak out even more people?

And maybe you trust the FFT ;)
https://twitter.com/#!/FFTennis/status/157107748625055744

LoveFifteen
01-11-2012, 08:26 PM
Good luck Arnaud. He is the first tennis player I ever saw in person. He walked by me when I was standing in line at the 2006 USO.

He was the first tennis player I ever saw. I watched him beat Andy Murray in the final of Washington DC in 2006. He was very entertaining to watch and sexy, to boot. :hearts:

Fat Camel
01-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Arnaud wrote on hs facebook, that he got up and understood he's retired, that's invention of Eurosport :) He will play, if body lets, and the body is ok at the moment, so good luck Clement for 2012!

samanosuke
01-11-2012, 08:43 PM
the ballboys salute him

this

this asshole won't be missed

emotion
01-11-2012, 09:22 PM
I get up, it is not yet 8 in the morning in Australia and I learn that I am retired by turning on my phone. It's just a figment of a journalist (Eurosport apparently). I spoke at L'Equipe newspaper yesterday to say how disappointed I was for my match, also to reiterate that it will probably be my body that will decide my retirement, and it was pretty good at the moment. I double by next week and I am very motivated to play Montpellier and especially the Open 13 in Marseille next month! In short, retirement is not for now! ;-) See you soon everyone- Facebook

Adri89
01-15-2012, 10:28 AM
On eurosport.fr, they said that Clement is not done and apologize :

Clément n'en a pas fini

Contrairement à ce qui a été annoncé, Arnaud Clément n'est pas encore à la retraite. L'Aixois, ex-10e mondial et finaliste en Australie en 2001, a été éliminé au 1er tour des qualifications de Melbourne par Bjorn Phau (7-5, 6-2) et poursuivra bien son exercice en 2012.

Nous présentons nos excuses à Arnaud Clément et ses proches pour cette information erronée et la gêne occasionnée.

Actuellement classé à la 150e place mondiale, le Français de 34 ans jouera le double à Melbourne avec le Tchèque Lukas Dlouhy et sera bien présent à Montpellier et Marseille au mois de février après l'Open d'Australie.

Little translation with my poor english :

Unlike what was announced, Arnaud Clément is not yet retired. The Aixois (his town), ex 10th player in the world and finalist at the AO in 2001, was beaten in the first round of the qualification by Phau (7-5, 6-2) et will follow his career in 2012.

We apologize to Arnaud Clément and his friends for this bad information and the inconvenience caused.

Currently ranked 150th, the Frenchman of 34 years old will play double at Melbourne with the Czech Lukas Dlouhy et will really be present at Montpellier and Marseille in February after the AO.

ossie
01-15-2012, 12:09 PM
- Facebook
the ballboys are not amused