[Yahoo] Kafelnikov leaving tennis for poker (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-15-2004, 03:46 PM
Yevgeny Kafelnikov says he's given up tennis to become a professional poker player. ``I have retired,'' the former No. 1 player said in Monday's Independent newspaper. ``But I have not officially announced it yet. Some people still think I am just taking a break, but I believe that my time in tennis has gone by.