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Juan Carlos Ferrero to retire after Valencia Open

dencod16
05-30-2012, 12:59 PM
An interview with the Mosquito.
However, in 2012 he has struggled to string together back-to-back wins, achieving the feat just once in eight tournaments this season, and will assess his future at the end of the year.

"Everything will depend on how fit I feel. If I feel in good shape and if I still feel motivated, and I'll also take a look at my ranking," said the 44th-ranked Spaniard, who owns the Hotel Ferrero, situated at the foot of the Mariola Mountains, near his native Villena.

"If I am at 80, 100, and I have to fight in the qualification rounds (and) after such a career, I can't start back from scratch.

"So, my intention was to continue playing until the end of this year. (From) October, I'll see how things go, and at the end of the year, if I'm ranking 25th or 30th, I'll continue.

"But if my ranking goes down to slot 80, 90, maybe I'll quit."

Do you think he can be at least in the top 40 by the end of the year. Considering he had a crappy first half of 2012. I also think that is unlikely he will qualify for any tournaments whatever his ranking is, he cane asily earn wild cards left and right except if Soderling is there too as an option.

Filo V.
05-30-2012, 01:22 PM
He'll probably finish top 70 at least, but he has to defend Stuttgart and Umag pretty soon. Starting at the USO, he defends quite a bit. With all of that being said, his tennis level is clearly top 50 at least. So a lot depends on his health more than anything else.

Ad Wim
05-30-2012, 01:34 PM
You cannot say that he will play the rest of 2012, because his body is leaving him all the time.
I hope he plays the clay tournaments post-Wimbledon, he can do a lot of damage there if fit.
And every else after that is a bonus.

duchuy89
05-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Ferrero, fighting!

RandomChiller
05-30-2012, 10:54 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/multimedia/2012-05-30/01379efbcc3800000395.html

"Could be my last year, will decide at the end of the year."

Sunset of Age
05-30-2012, 10:56 PM
He said he'll decide so at the end of this year, depending on how he feels and on his ranking. Could happen, yes.

I'd rather not see it happen though...
Stay on the block as long as possible please, Juanqui!

tennishero
05-30-2012, 11:15 PM
yes

LeChuck
05-30-2012, 11:25 PM
Unfortunately it looks pretty likely that he will hang up his racket at the end of year. But still he is 32 and has overcome so many injury setbacks over the years. He has had an outstanding career with impressive longevity, winning last year's Stuttgart title at the age of 31 nearly 12 years after his maiden title at the Mallorca buillring in 1999.

And he has been smart of the court as well as on it with his business operations, so he is in a great position succeed in life after his tennis career like he has done during it.

Mercury
05-30-2012, 11:26 PM
Unfortunately I voted yes. I really like Ferrero but seeing as how he can't stitch 2 good matches together and keeps losing so early in tournaments I'm guessing his rank will only keep falling more and more and he'll end up quitting rather than working through qualies only to get a R1 match with top 10 guys...

Kat_YYZ
05-31-2012, 03:24 AM
:sobbing:

james82
05-31-2012, 05:31 AM
so first we lose gonzalez now theres a chance of losing haas and ferrero :(
this is as bad as 09 when we lost safin,kiefer,moya and dent :(

iriraz
05-31-2012, 05:40 AM
so first we lose gonzalez now theres a chance of losing haas and ferrero :(
this is as bad as 09 when we lost safin,kiefer,moya and dent :(

I wouldn`t exclude Roddick from the list.Atm he is 90 on the year ranking,so i doubt he will continue next year if he doesn`t improve in the second part of the season.
Also u wonder how longer Davydenko will continue.

*bunny*
05-31-2012, 05:52 AM
I remember sometime late last year he said he would play for at least two more years, which made me presume he intended to play until 2013. Sure it all depends on how high he will be ranked at the end of the season. He is a fighter and he hates to give up, so I think he will continue if he's ranked high enough to enter most of ATP tournements (60s or 70s).

I really don't like to think the match yesterday was his last appearance at RG... :sad:

finishingmove
05-31-2012, 07:02 AM
Well, he exceeded my expectations this year already. He's not playing that bad, so he has a shot at it. Whether he'll actually make it depends on his health and motivation though...

yesh222
05-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Hopefully not. His ranking should be high enough to get him into Masters for at least another year if he can stay healthy.

Ash86
07-22-2012, 11:56 AM
JCF is 141 in the Race, 58 in the real ranking - lost in Kitzbuhel - looking more and more likely that this year is his last? I think so... :sad:

If he ends the year outside the top 100, despite attempting to play a fairly full schedule, I'm not sure he'll have any motivation to keep going... On the other hand thing Hewitt will keep on going - he seems to love playing despite the setbacks. Roddick's having a mini-resurgence so may not call it a day yet either.

Chase Visa
07-22-2012, 12:02 PM
Doesn't look good.

I think quite a few players will give up the ghost this season. Surely Hewitt has to go sometime, Kolya and Sexy seem to be fading away, Roddick isn't a threat anymore at big tournaments (though he is still OK at small ones), Fish hasn't been healthy at all this season and even Haas is in his mid-30's.

uxyzapenje
07-22-2012, 12:42 PM
JCF is 141 in the Race, 58 in the real ranking - lost in Kitzbuhel - looking more and more likely that this year is his last? I think so... :sad:

If he ends the year outside the top 100, despite attempting to play a fairly full schedule, I'm not sure he'll have any motivation to keep going... On the other hand thing Hewitt will keep on going - he seems to love playing despite the setbacks. Roddick's having a mini-resurgence so may not call it a day yet either.

Lost in Kitzbuhel? To whom? I don't even see him in the draw :confused:

Just like heaven
09-12-2012, 11:09 AM
Ferrero announces his retirement of the ATP circuit during the presentation of the @valencia_open

http://twitter.com/EqueliteFerrero/status/245840403868315649

Looner
09-12-2012, 11:10 AM
:bigcry: Another newballs guy goes :(.

Puschkin
09-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Juanqui! :crying2:

DemiCrayanhan
09-12-2012, 11:20 AM
another one bites the dust

http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/juan-carlos-ferrero-anuncia-retirada/20120912dasdasten_1/Tes

duong
09-12-2012, 11:25 AM
sad news :( : I think a new thread should be made, at least make a proper title and OP.

Chase Visa
09-12-2012, 11:32 AM
Wow the New Balls are dropping like flies :sad:

finishingmove
09-12-2012, 11:34 AM
farewell

Apophis
09-12-2012, 11:43 AM
misleading title: "Juan Carlos Ferrero to retire after Valencia Open". For a minute I thought he'd announced his retirement after Valencia.

Ausie
09-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Very sad news for tennis. Great player, great champion.

Slasher1985
09-12-2012, 11:49 AM
The 21st player to ever be ranked number 1 has announced his retirement from tennis soon after the 22nd. It's a sad year in tennis.:sad:

The 20th and 23rd are still active, but who knows how much...

Slade
09-12-2012, 11:51 AM
Sad to hear. Enjoy post-retirement good sir.

Ausie
09-12-2012, 11:59 AM
The 20th and 23rd are still active, but who knows how much...maybe 2-3 years.

Action Jackson
09-12-2012, 12:00 PM
misleading title: "Juan Carlos Ferrero to retire after Valencia Open". For a minute I thought he'd announced his retirement after Valencia.

Valencia is his last event, therefore he retires after the Valencia Open.

rocketassist
09-12-2012, 12:28 PM
:sad:

Another new ball leaving us :( Great guy, I hope they give him a great send off. A pioneer for Spanish tennis.

misty1
09-12-2012, 12:36 PM
roddick, gonzalez and ferrero all retired this year

davy might too

god this is depressing:sad::sad:

_Chaz
09-12-2012, 12:58 PM
roddick, gonzalez and ferrero all retired this year

davy might too

god this is depressing:sad::sad:

Not to forget Ljubicic.
Federer's era is slowly dying out. Haas will probably retire next year, Blake as well, as you said Davy... And what do we get instead? Pushing mugs like Tomic :rolleyes:

abraxas21
09-12-2012, 01:19 PM
probably the best spanish player of the last 10 years or so.

Blue Heart24
09-12-2012, 01:23 PM
Ljubo,Gonzo,Roddick,Clement,now Ferrero...Too many of the old generation retiring this year.

Not to forget Ljubicic.
Federer's era is slowly dying out. Haas will probably retire next year, Blake as well, as you said Davy... And what do we get instead? Pushing mugs like Tomic :rolleyes:

Didn't Haas say he will play for a couple of years more?

Roy Emerson
09-12-2012, 01:28 PM
roddick, gonzalez and ferrero all retired this year

davy might too

god this is depressing:sad::sad:

:sad:

Certinfy
09-12-2012, 01:29 PM
I think a lot of us expected this. :(

Mae
09-12-2012, 01:30 PM
Ljubo,Gonzo,Roddick,Clement,now Ferrero...Too many of the old generation retiring this year.



Didn't Haas say he will play for a couple of years more?

He is going to try to play longer, but at his age and with all the injury problems he has had over many years I don't know if his body can hold up? All of this is very sad news indeed :sad: I also wonder about Hewitt?

misty1
09-12-2012, 01:38 PM
Ljubo,Gonzo,Roddick,Clement,now Ferrero...Too many of the old generation retiring this year.



Didn't Haas say he will play for a couple of years more?

thats right, i forogt about lubicic and clement:sad:

haas, hewitt and davydenko really cant be that far behind

the greatest generation of tennis is just about gone

Pirata.
09-12-2012, 02:04 PM
http://twitter.com/EqueliteFerrero/status/245840403868315649

One of my favourite players :bigcry: Roger was pretty much the only one of the New Balls generation who avoided injuries, those guys as a whole were so talented but so unlucky :sad:

maybe 2-3 years.

Not Hewitt, surely.

I think it won't be long before Hewitt, Blake and Davydenko say goodbye. What a terrible string of losses for tennis this year to lose some of these guys.

Apophis
09-12-2012, 02:04 PM
Valencia is his last event, therefore he retires after the Valencia Open.

Thanks, yes it is certain now.

Pirata.
09-12-2012, 02:07 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_ATP_World_Tour#Retirements

Schuttler, Gonzalez, Ljubicic, Clement, Roddick and now Ferrero

Corey Feldman
09-12-2012, 02:49 PM
another one bites the dust

kinski76
09-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Juanqui :sad: I've expected an announcement of this sort lately, so I've tried to mentally prepare myself for the news. As if Gonzo's exit wasn't bad enough.

Very fitting that he ends his career in his home tournament, but that was always going to happen.

Jelena
09-12-2012, 03:04 PM
:wavey: Juanqui! Have a great life afterwards

Matt01
09-12-2012, 03:37 PM
Sad news :sad: :(


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_ATP_World_Tour#Retirements

Schuttler, Gonzalez, Ljubicic, Clement, Roddick and now Ferrero


Schüttler apparently hasn't decided about retirement yet.

BroTree123
09-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Man, someone cut the life support on tennis already.

Johnny Groove
09-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Hewitt is next probably. Though he could still go toe to toe w/ Ferrer for 3 sets at the USO, so who knows.

Then Nalbandian, Davydenko, and Haas, and that'll be it for that generation save for Fed :sad:

DJ Soup
09-12-2012, 04:22 PM
Hewitt is next probably. Though he could still go toe to toe w/ Ferrer for 3 sets at the USO, so who knows.


probably to retire either in AO or Wimbledon next year

scoobs
09-12-2012, 04:31 PM
This news makes me very unhappy.

Sanya
09-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Ferrero was such a great player at peak, I guess it`s a shame not a plenty of people remember it. He was beast in 2001-04, very high level. One of the 2-3 guys who could stop Guga on clay even if Kuerten had good day. Their Rome final - one of those matches which never will be forgotten, battle with Hewitt in WTF final as well. And he never was great only on clay as someone thinks, actually Mosquito was the same player on hard too and unlike Ferrer, Moya, Corretja and some other spanish players could show solid level on grass too.

I will miss him a lot. :sad:

EnriqueIG8
09-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Official on ATP site now as well;

FERRERO TO END CAREER IN VALENCIA

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/A63A96E25521442BB721BE8CB1C6A53E.ashx

Former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero announced Wednesday that he will play his final tournament at the Valencia Open 500, which celebrates its 10th anniversary. The 32-year-old Ferrero has been hampered by a number injuries the past two seasons.

“The Valencia Open 500 will be my last tournament, it’s the best possible stage for me to retire,” said Ferrero. “Because of injuries, I was not able to play a full season and it’s been a complicated year as I could see I didn’t have the same ambition after 14 years on the tour.

“I am very excited about my new life and new projects. I will of course still be involved with tennis through the Valencia Open 500, the academy and my foundation.”

His best season came in 2003, when he won his first major title at Roland Garros and became the first Spaniard since 1975 to reach the US Open final. Ferrero's showing in New York enabled him to become the 21st player to ascend to the top of the South African Airways ATP Rankings. That year, Ferrero won a career high 67 matches and at the time, joined Ivan Lendl as the only player since 1980 to win at least 30 matches on both clay and hard courts. The Villena resident also thrived in Davis Cup, leading Spain to its first title in 2000 by winning his two singles rubbers against Patrick Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt to clinch victory over Australia.

“My greatest memories include the Davis Cup in 2000 because I realised the impact it had on the country, but it’s true that for a tennis player, to win a Grand Slam or become world No.1 is the most important achievement,” said Ferrero. “I will miss the competition tremendously. It will leave a void which will be difficult to replace.”

Ferrero has won 15 titles from 33 finals, including ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns in Rome (2001) and Monte-Carlo (2002-2003). He reached the quarter-finals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments. His latest triumph came at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart last year (d. Andujar).

Arkulari
09-12-2012, 08:04 PM
Juanqui :sad:

Good luck in your post-tennis life :yeah:

Ash86
09-12-2012, 08:06 PM
Juanqui getting emotional announcing his retirement towards the end of this video. :sad:

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He will be missed. Not the typical Spanish style of player. First Spaniard I remember really doing well at Wimbledon - used to love watching him. Genuinely seems like a really nice guy too.

theMEESH
09-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Juanqui getting emotional announcing his retirement towards the end of this video. :sad:

B3F5c7X3yk0

He will be missed. Not the typical Spanish style of player. First Spaniard I remember really doing well at Wimbledon - used to love watching him. Genuinely seems like a really nice guy too.

:sobbing:

kinski76
09-12-2012, 08:35 PM
B3F5c7X3yk0


Oh, thanks a lot.:( I was feeling entirely too cheerful about this whole thing. :sobbing:

Jimnik
09-12-2012, 10:49 PM
It's official. Tennis is now dead for me.

Juanqui Juanqui :sobbing:

You will always be my numero uno.

Edda
09-13-2012, 12:35 AM
Goodbye, sweet Juanqui! Enjoy the rest of your life!

Edda
09-13-2012, 12:44 AM
Very emotional announcement! What a nice man. His love for his family, country and all those who helped him really shows through. For this reason, even more than for his accomplishments on court, which are considerable, he will be remembered.

Bagelicious
09-13-2012, 02:21 AM
Head says yes, heart says no.

Jimnik
09-13-2012, 06:44 AM
RG was his biggest title but this IMO was his best tournament and probably his greatest single match victory:

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Juanqui, your career looked so promising at this point. :sobbing:

Adri89
09-14-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks you Juan Carlos for all those years! My first (and still) favorite player since RG 2000. I learned to like tennis with him.
It's so sad to see a generation leaving us. Gonzalez, Roddick, Ljubicic and Ferrero in 2012... Hewitt, Nalbandian and Davydenko close to retirement also. The game lost a lot of variety, technique and mental strength with all those champions. Berdych, Tsonga, Del Potro and co aren't in the same league...

Knotty Fort
09-16-2012, 06:36 PM
Deserves a bump :bounce:

Good luck Juan, another one from my generation gone :sad:

LeChuck
09-16-2012, 08:54 PM
I will miss Ferrero a lot. I became an avid fan of him during RG in 2000. So many great tennis memories he has provided us with.

Still he is in a very good position to make a smooth transition into post-tennis life with his numerous business ventures. He planned his future very well during his playing days.

asmazif
09-16-2012, 09:04 PM
WHAT a career regardless of burnout/injuries etc. Incredible moments & memories Mosquito. Go out with a bang.

delpiero7
09-16-2012, 09:55 PM
Roddick gone and now Ferrero on the verge of retirement too. :bigcry:

On a totally related subject, Delpo needs to withdraw from Basel ASAP and book his flights to Valencia for that week. Firstly the Spanish mafia could rig the draw to ensure that Ferrero's career is ended the right way, rather than by someone like Tomic. Secondly, he'd have an actual shot at winning the title.

I need to find new players to support now for 2013 seeing as the two former #1s won't be on the tour then.

The Prince
09-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Good career, disappointing ending, though. He should have retired sooner, instead of putting so much stress on his body these last two years.

KarlyM
09-17-2012, 04:24 AM
:sobbing:

Pirata.
09-17-2012, 04:35 AM
:sobbing:

JediFed
09-17-2012, 04:56 AM
Well, that leaves just one former number 1 player before the Federer era still active - Hewitt. Agassi remains the only player to achieve this while still holding world number 1.

Nastase earliest active former number 1 player 1974-1985
Connors earliest active former number 1 player 1986-1996
Becker earliest active former number 1 player 1997-1999 (at the age of 29!)
Courier earliest active former number 1 player 2000
Sampras earliest active former number 1 player 2001-2002
Agassi earliest active former number 1 player 2003-2006* (achieved while still world number 1)
Moya earliest active former number 1 player 2007-2010
Hewitt earliest active former number 1 player 2011-2012