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Pless to retire from professionel tennis

Danish Dynamite
10-03-2009, 05:33 PM
According to Danish television Denmark's number one has decided to retire from professional tennis.

http://sporten.tv2.dk/article.php/id-25496624.html?forside

Sad his senior career never got started....

GlennMirnyi
10-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Hewitt's cover is retiring, then?

Good luck in his post-tennis career.

DartMarcus
10-03-2009, 05:50 PM
Had an outstanding junior career.
Reached R3 at AUS Open 2002 (def. Arazi and Mirnyi).
Def. Kuerten at USO 2004 and Gambill at RG 2002.
Greatest comeback: def. Alberto Martin 3-6, 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1, 6-2 at USO 2006.
In Chennai 07 def. David Nalbandian in 3 sets.
In Dubai 07 took Federer to 3 sets.

CooCooCachoo
10-03-2009, 06:01 PM
That's one retirement I don't mind seeing. Don't get me wrong, he had an OK game to watch, but his attitude on court was absolutely horrendous and made me dislike him more and more as the years went on. I wish him the best though in his post-pro tennis life, and am sorry for him that he never truly delivered the potential as a pro that he displayed as a junior. But I won't shed one tear over this. His results have been so dreadful the last two years that it isn't altogether surprising either.

Voo de Mar
10-03-2009, 06:36 PM
Pless had match point to play in Lyon's final 2002. Ironically he played then against Mathieu :tape:

Bilbo
10-03-2009, 06:56 PM
Pless' serve was massive indoors

jonathancrane
10-03-2009, 07:07 PM
Unforgettable his match against Ledovskikh last year in Newport

Sjengster
10-03-2009, 07:21 PM
Pless had match point to play in Lyon's final 2002. Ironically he played then against Mathieu :tape:

I distinctly recall watching that match and feeling utterly depressed at the prospect that this was the future of men's tennis - two players just going wham-bam all day, no creativity, no tactics, accompanied by shouting and fist-pumping after every point they won. And before somebody says it, the game we have now may be largely one-dimensional but it isn't anywhere near as bad as that match suggested it would be.

Mathieu had such an attitude during those tournaments he won, with the aforementioned fist pumps and working up the crowd, it was comparable to Roddick; and yet since the DC final defeat, he's always come across as somewhat timid and inhibited on court, it shows how a big match can change everything.

tennissukz
10-03-2009, 08:59 PM
That Pless-Gambill RG match must have been breathtaking.

straitup
10-03-2009, 09:06 PM
I distinctly recall watching that match and feeling utterly depressed at the prospect that this was the future of men's tennis - two players just going wham-bam all day, no creativity, no tactics, accompanied by shouting and fist-pumping after every point they won. And before somebody says it, the game we have now may be largely one-dimensional but it isn't anywhere near as bad as that match suggested it would be.

Mathieu had such an attitude during those tournaments he won, with the aforementioned fist pumps and working up the crowd, it was comparable to Roddick; and yet since the DC final defeat, he's always come across as somewhat timid and inhibited on court, it shows how a big match can change everything.

Apparently this match had a profound impact on women's tennis :lol: That is a perfect summary of the state of their game.

Ilovetheblues_86
10-04-2009, 01:02 AM
Poor Pless he always seemed so sad in the tennis court like a raw material without briliance...

GlennMirnyi
10-04-2009, 01:48 AM
Unforgettable his match against Ledovskikh last year in Newport

Was that the match he hit more than 20 DFs?

malisha
10-04-2009, 01:59 AM
yeah:lol:

Pless was very limited player Denmark better find a better one with more skill
Im sure he made good money during his career though

KaiserT
10-04-2009, 02:00 AM
Was that the match he hit more than 20 DFs?

Aces
7 4
Double Faults
8 22
1st Serve
54% (53/98) 52% (51/98)
1st Serve Points Won
69% (37/53) 76% (39/51)
2nd Serve Points Won
37% (17/45) 19% (9/47)
Break Points Saved
36% (4/11) 52% (9/17)
Service Games Played
16 16

Maybe he served for the match in the 2nd too? :confused:

KaiserT
10-04-2009, 02:03 AM
yeah:lol:

Pless was very limited player Denmark better find a better one with more skill
Im sure he made good money during his career though

He made just over a million total, with costs taken away not sure if that's much.

malisha
10-04-2009, 02:21 AM
surely he had good sponsors as he is the best player in Denmark(good thing to say to your grandchildren)

GlennMirnyi
10-04-2009, 02:25 AM
What about Carlsen? Wasn't he the best player ever from Denmark?

octatennis
10-04-2009, 04:43 AM
he waste all his money paying taxes in dubai.

HKz
10-04-2009, 05:16 AM
Good luck in life, hopefully you were able to make a good living after calculating out all the expenses. :)

castle007
10-04-2009, 06:11 AM
I read the title as "Please retire from professional tennis" haha and I clicked to see who the OP was mad at.

Good luck to Pless!!

betowiec
10-04-2009, 06:40 AM
he will be missed :)

Danish Dynamite
10-04-2009, 08:56 AM
Sometimes I wondered if it was Kristian's or his father's ambition to bring Kristian to the top. He never seemed to enjoy the game. Always looking sad and disappointed on court...

He was definetely a talent in his younger years, but never did what Carlsen did for Danish tennis - and he stayed away from the Davis Cup team for many years....without having a fair reason for it...

Dougie
10-04-2009, 09:12 AM
Obviously his form was horrible this year, so no real surprise there. I always wondered how many more years he would be playing the challengers since it´s been clear for years now he wouldn´t be moving up anyway.