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Corretja retires officially

Neverstopfightin
09-20-2006, 05:40 PM
http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=341024&idseccio_PK=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 "

Carlita
09-20-2006, 05:42 PM
:awww:

Pea
09-20-2006, 05:47 PM
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!:worship:

Thanks for all the memories!:sad:

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 05:48 PM
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.

Alvarillo
09-20-2006, 05:53 PM
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 :worship:

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!

MisterQ
09-20-2006, 05:58 PM
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.

R.Federer
09-20-2006, 06:02 PM
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.

liptea
09-20-2006, 06:05 PM
:sad: sad way to go out.

BORO77
09-20-2006, 06:06 PM
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

kiro
09-20-2006, 06:10 PM
:awww: Alex
This reminds me of the retirement of Albert Costa not long ago...They are good friends.
:worship: Alex!

NINA_BCN
09-20-2006, 06:11 PM
:awww:

Lee
09-20-2006, 07:21 PM
Good Luck Alex!

Warrior
09-20-2006, 07:21 PM
He was a great player, and will be missed!

SwissMister1
09-20-2006, 07:27 PM
I figured as much...he will be always be known as great player and very nice guy, though

Fergie
09-20-2006, 07:28 PM
Good luck Alex and thanks for all :)

scarecrows
09-20-2006, 07:38 PM
:worship:

great memories

I remember him jumping the net to hug Carretero after he won the Hamburg final

RogiFan88
09-20-2006, 08:46 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

:crying2: :hysteric: :crying2: :hysteric: :crying2:

I never had the chance to see Alex play a match live... :sad:

Jelena
09-20-2006, 09:33 PM
Bye Alex! It was nice to meet you in 2003 in Stuttgart. :wavey:

Billabong
09-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Alex:sad: Have a good life:hug:

musefanatic
09-20-2006, 09:51 PM
Aww poor Alex :sad: :sad: Hope he has a great future with his family :)

CooCooCachoo
09-20-2006, 09:53 PM
Alex :smooch:

Thanks for the memories :)

alfonsojose
09-20-2006, 09:54 PM
His hairy chest and sexy face will be missed :drool:

dkw
09-20-2006, 10:17 PM
Where have all the good guys gone :sad:

khyber
09-20-2006, 11:25 PM
His hairy chest and sexy face will be missed :drool:I always thought he was the best looking man in tennis. :cool:

Deivid23
09-20-2006, 11:34 PM
Farewell of a classact, we will be lucky to have him as a tennis commentator, hopefully for many years

Mechlan
09-21-2006, 12:03 AM
Was a huge fan; am sad to see him go, though he has been done for some time now.

Another of the really good guys in the sport. I suffered some heartbreakers with him in the late 90s. Wish he could have gotten that RG, but still a great career. Glad to hear he's still around the tennis circuit, tennis needs more guys like him.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-21-2006, 12:12 AM
what a gentlemen and a great player

alex :worship: :worship: :worship:

Jogy
09-21-2006, 12:33 AM
Corretja long time did not play anymore
but now the great old Spaniards retired now with Corretja and Costa :sad:

Have luck in other live, Alex! :worship:
you gave good matches and were interesting! :yeah:

*Viva Chile*
09-21-2006, 01:34 AM
:sad:

It is sad, but since it discovered that his eye problem has no solution, the retirement was inevitable, soon or later.

I really liked him in the past, thanks for all Alex, and the best for you in your life with your beautiful family :hug:

Corey Feldman
09-21-2006, 02:42 AM
Cya 1998 Masters Cup champion.

RogiFan88
09-21-2006, 03:30 AM
I always thought he was the best looking man in tennis. :cool:

definitely the best-looking Spanish player! ;)

leng jai
09-21-2006, 04:06 AM
Well there goes another awesome single handed backhand

ufokart
09-21-2006, 04:29 AM
I'm very sad to hear this :sobbing:
He hasn't been playing much recently and i missed him, but i wanted to believe he could or would make a comeback.

Good luck to him in whatever he decides to do after retirement :)

TennisGrandSlam
09-21-2006, 05:02 AM
Good-bye

jrm
09-21-2006, 12:58 PM
So i can officially retire from this board - my baby has call it a day :sad: :sad: :sad:

Good luck in the future Alex:hug:

HybridTheory
09-21-2006, 04:47 PM
Thanks for all Alex :hug:
Have a great life with your wife and children!

guille&tati4life
09-21-2006, 04:56 PM
Good luck in the future Alex and thanks for the memories :sad:

HybridTheory
09-21-2006, 05:03 PM
Thanks for all Alex :hug:
Have a great life with your wife and children!

And a big hug to his fans on MTF because you guys are great ;) :hug:

Pea
09-21-2006, 05:19 PM
And a big hug to his fans on MTF because you guys are great ;) :hug:

:kiss: :hug:

Aurora
09-21-2006, 08:34 PM
Hat off and a bow for the expected but still sad departure to a player who's tennis and gentlemen's style I always appreciated very much. So long Alex, a kiss to you like you gave to the net judge in one of those many memorable RG matches.

:crying2:

Eden
09-21-2006, 11:29 PM
So sorry to hear about Corretjas eye injury :sad:
One of the most popular players of the tour is going to retire.
Good luck for your life after your career, Alex :)

keqtqiadv
09-22-2006, 03:24 AM
:sad: :sad:

darnyelb
09-22-2006, 04:42 AM
It was bound to happen soon, and now that it's official I'm really saddened by it. I'll miss the guy big-time and wish him luck in his future. I'm just glad he carved out a great career for himself, even if he never won a major. Truly one of the nicest, most rootable players I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

galadriel
09-23-2006, 10:02 AM
Alex :sad: :sad:

Action Jackson
09-23-2006, 10:20 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/Alexincitytour.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/AlexinHamburg.jpg

LaTenista
09-23-2006, 04:01 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

:crying2: :hysteric: :crying2: :hysteric: :crying2:

I never had the chance to see Alex play a match live... :sad:

For me only once....he played doubles with Costa at Cincy a few years ago. Liked him instantly!

Best of luck to him in his new career.

Merton
09-23-2006, 05:27 PM
It is always sad to confirm the departure of such a class act. Have a great life Alex.

thrust
09-23-2006, 08:41 PM
So sorry Alex did not win the FO in at least one of his two finals. His victory in the Masters finals, coming from two sets down against Moya, was fabulous. He was also an outstanding Davis Cup competitor. He had a wonderful all court game, just lacked enough power to win some Majors. Good luck with the eye problem Alex, sorry to see you go!

Daniel
09-26-2006, 03:02 AM
Adios Alex :wavey: :kiss: :hug:

guy in sf
09-29-2006, 06:01 AM
Very classy person and handsome guy!