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Rainer Schuettler to Retire in 2012

Jelena
12-21-2011, 03:47 PM
Rainer Schüttler said in an interview 2012 will be his last year on tour. "There is no date or special tournament, but for sure I won't play anymore in 2013."

Link in German (http://www.hr-online.de/website/rubriken/sport/index.jsp?rubrik=6068&key=standard_document_43473516)

samanosuke
12-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Take a rest legend . Your victory over nadal won't be forgotten

abraxas21
12-21-2011, 05:08 PM
grandpa' Schüttler :worship:

he won't be forgotten

emotion
12-21-2011, 05:14 PM
:( Nooooooo... all my favorites will retire next year

Logical
12-21-2011, 05:51 PM
Doomsday.All Atp players retire next year.:lol:

Lee
12-21-2011, 05:58 PM
:awww: Miss you Rainer......

Chris Kuerten
12-21-2011, 09:08 PM
Boring player, but always great to see players staying competitive at that age.

Snowwy
12-21-2011, 09:15 PM
Hope he makes it through the year in the top 200 or 300.

tennishero
12-21-2011, 09:28 PM
decent comeback for his age but it really is time to retire.

jmf07
12-21-2011, 09:29 PM
Good luck to him in his final year. He has done exceptionally well to last as long as he has.

CooCooCachoo
12-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Quite surprised he hasn't called it quits already. Will have to play Challengers in 2012 and I'm just not convinced he'll be able to cut the mustard. Might see him throwing in the towel rather early in the year if his ranking keeps sliding.

bjurra
12-21-2011, 10:12 PM
Quite surprised he hasn't called it quits already. Will have to play Challengers in 2012 and I'm just not convinced he'll be able to cut the mustard. Might see him throwing in the towel rather early in the year if his ranking keeps sliding.

Quite likely. His results September-November were dreadful.

Sonja1989
12-21-2011, 10:46 PM
I wish a good year for him!! :hug:

nole_no1
12-21-2011, 10:51 PM
I think he should've retired after 2011 but meh he is not a bad player to watch so hopefully he'll do well in 2012 even though i doubt it

Looner
12-21-2011, 11:15 PM
It was truly painful to watch the AO when he reached the final. He is boring but I admire his ability to make the best of his talent. He even played the WTF.

n8
12-22-2011, 12:06 AM
It makes sense for him to finish in his home country and on his best surface in Halle. But he's played Queen's the last two years for some reason. :confused:

One more taste of the top 100 would be a nice surprise.

ossie
12-22-2011, 08:46 AM
good for the game

soulage
03-01-2012, 05:43 PM
He didn't play since AO qualies and entered any events in the next weeks. According this article http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/tennis/1203/News/rainer-schuettler-probt-den-ruecktritt-nach-zweitrundenniederlage-in-qualifikation-zu-australian-open-atp-tour.html He may have played in australia his last tournament :confused:

I think he will do some tournaments before retiring but it seems that finally he won't play until the end of the year.

abraxas21
03-01-2012, 05:46 PM
he should play halle and hamburg at least

if only just for the fat stacks

Broskie91
03-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Schuettler is just the worst. Why the guy didn't retire 2 years ago is beyond me...time to kick it in Rainer.

Voo de Mar
03-02-2012, 12:36 AM
Yeas, would be nice if he received wild cards in Halle and Hamburg.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-02-2012, 12:51 AM
:sad:

Sham Kay
03-02-2012, 12:52 AM
The German Marathon man is really something else. Hard not to respect his career achievements, even when disregarding the length of time he's managed to last.

Farenhajt
03-02-2012, 12:55 AM
I know he's had his entourage, but what's there to love, beats me.

Can't even imagine sweet poignant speeches in a dozen or so years when Donald Young, that titan of this game, decides to call it quits. From "you will be sorely missed :sad:" to "you redefined the role of African Americans in the world of today and tomorrow :sad:"

Sheesh.

SheepleBuster
03-02-2012, 12:56 AM
He wasn't really good enough. He will be forgotten.

Sham Kay
03-02-2012, 01:00 AM
Hard not to respect his career achievements

Then again, it might not be so hard over a forum.

jmf07
03-02-2012, 03:47 AM
Then again, it might not be so hard over a forum.

:lol:. Perhaps this forum has a large quantity of Grand Slam finalists.

Marc23
03-02-2012, 03:53 AM
Take a rest legend .

True legend. I will always remember his forehand..,

JMG
03-02-2012, 08:01 AM
He owned Roddick on hard when Roddick was still a player:

http://beta.itftennis.com/ProCircuit/players/head-to-head/result.aspx?Player1=10008938&Player2=10022361

Horatio Caine
03-02-2012, 08:38 AM
I must admit that I had forgotten about him until I saw this thread! :lol:

He hasn't played since AO qualies, as others say. It is hard to pick an event for him to retire at, especially as the German events don't seem 'suitable' for him. It wouldn't seem right for him to retire at a German clay event, considering that it isn't his best surface and he'd be a sitting duck. Grass might be preferable, but he hasn't played Halle for a few years. :shrug:

He might have been best retiring at the Australian Open, considering that it was the scene of his best Slam performance. However, it would have been better if he'd lost off a WC entry, rather than in the qualies.

Wimbledon could be the next best alternative...he was good on grass, and had that shock SF a few years ago. Considering the AELTC's headache with WC selection (only Ward, Evans, and maybe Baker will realistically be in the running), they could probably throw one at him.


As for his career, fair play to him for maximising his potential. Most would probably say that he overachieved. Moreover, to be ranked around the top 100 at the age of 35 was an excellent achievement, considering that his biggest weapon is probably his stamina, athleticism and patience. In an increasingly physical game, that is impressive.

I watched him live at Wimbledon last year, and it was quite pleasurable to see him school Bellucci. :tape:

ChampionshipPoints
03-05-2012, 03:24 AM
http://thetennistimes.com/rainer-schuttler-to-retire-in-2012/

Rainer Schuttler recently confirmed that 2012 will be his final year on the ATP Tour. Schuttler has had an amazing career, so it will be a shame to see him leave. He is yet to confirm which tournament will be his last, but once we have the news we will let you know.

JediFed
03-05-2012, 03:32 AM
Shame, another one of Rogers compatriots gone.

Rumour
03-05-2012, 09:25 PM
I've always liked Schuettler but agree it's probably (past) time for him to call it quits and wish him well in his life after pro tennis :hatoff:

Allez
03-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Was he still playing :shrug:

Honzicekkk
06-22-2012, 08:32 PM
Hey guys, do you know what happened to mighty Rainer? Did he retire already?

Filo V.
06-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Coaching Stakhovsky.

Luinir
06-22-2012, 08:45 PM
He retired without any show, like a true professional. Kudos to him. Hands down.

Honzicekkk
06-22-2012, 09:34 PM
Official ATP site shows no sign of retirement at the moment... http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Sc/R/Rainer-Schuettler.aspx

outrider
06-22-2012, 11:28 PM
He retired. He was at Roland Garros, coaching Stakhovsky and a lot of people asked him when he will play there to watch him, he replied that he is retired from active tennis and now will focus on coaching and his academy in Germany.

Honzicekkk
06-23-2012, 07:59 AM
He retired. He was at Roland Garros, coaching Stakhovsky and a lot of people asked him when he will play there to watch him, he replied that he is retired from active tennis and now will focus on coaching and his academy in Germany.

I really hate it :/

Alex999
10-12-2012, 04:24 AM
Strange that nobody's reacted yet. The AO runner up (back in 2003). 17 years long career, 36yo. fun guy to watch. read more here. good luck and all the best Rainer.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/10/Features/Schuettler-Retires.aspx

BroTree123
10-12-2012, 04:25 AM
Scheüttler*. Get it right noob.

Tommy_Vercetti
10-12-2012, 04:29 AM
I thought he retired like 10 years ago.

Alex999
10-12-2012, 04:38 AM
Scheüttler*. Get it right noob.
gosh, don't shoot a messenger. I misspelled his name (it's fixed now, I had to copy and paste to get that 'ü' right, it doesn't exist on my English keyboard, big deal, lol. gee, some people here. It is a really tough last name and it's misspelled all over the internet.

abraxas21
10-12-2012, 04:38 AM
farewell, grandpa schuettler

abraxas21
10-12-2012, 04:39 AM
shutler

Sombrerero loco
10-12-2012, 07:47 AM
there was another thread on GM about his retirement

niff
10-12-2012, 07:50 AM
Scheüttler*. Get it right noob.
:facepalm: :facepalm:

BroTree123
10-12-2012, 07:54 AM
gosh, don't shoot a messenger. I misspelled his name (it's fixed now, I had to copy and paste to get that 'ü' right, it doesn't exist on my English keyboard, big deal, lol. gee, some people here. It is a really tough last name and it's misspelled all over the internet.

I shot myself lol. I spent so much correction energy on you that I accidentally switched the 'ü' and the 'e' :o

niff
10-12-2012, 07:57 AM
I shot myself lol. I spent so much correction energy on you that I accidentally switched the 'ü' and the 'e' :o
Still not right :p ü = ue.

Slasher1985
10-12-2012, 07:58 AM
Still not right :p ü = ue.

Yeah, Rainer Schuettler = Rainer Schüttler

BroTree123
10-12-2012, 08:07 AM
Still not right :p ü = ue.

Oh dear :facepalm:

Correction failed. Compilation error ftw :o

Alex999
10-12-2012, 08:27 AM
lol, I just wanted to wish our Rainy man some good luck. sorry I didn't realize there was a thread already. gee, too many sensitive/cranky people on MTF. :lol:. I'll back off and stand away from this evil board :)

sorry, I can't get all letters right, I tried so hard. you can b!tch as much as you want. I can take it. :-)

latso
10-12-2012, 09:08 AM
I thought he retired in 2010 and the rest was a Muster kind of comeback lol... :rolleyes:

alfonsojose
10-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Rainer :sad: :sobbing: Thank u for so many good memories. What a fighter. A humble guy, a real pro and my biggest sexual fantasy in the 00s :drool: :hearts:

Voo de Mar
12-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Stats farewell (http://voodemar.com/schuettlers-farewell/)

SKozak
12-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Stats farewell (http://voodemar.com/schuettlers-farewell/)

Great! Thanks

However, please remind what are the numbers in round brackets:

Titles:
97 – Eckental
98 – Portroz
99 – Doha (19)
00 – Aachen
01 – Shanghai (100)
03 – Tokio Outdoor (157), Lyon (158)
06 – Aachen
07 – Kuala Lumpur
11 – Astana

??

Voo de Mar
12-02-2012, 01:58 PM
Number of main-level tournament he played.

Sapeod
12-02-2012, 02:03 PM
Rainer was a great, entertaining player. His run at Wimbledon was amazing and he had a good, solid career. Santoro and Kiefer gone, then Rainer. My favourites are dropping like flies. Only Montanes, Roger, Andy, Almagro and Ferrer remain.

GOATsol
12-02-2012, 02:05 PM
some people get emotional when mugs retire

Personally, I don't give a shit.

Sapeod
12-02-2012, 02:25 PM
some people get emotional when mugs retire

Personally, I don't give a shit.
Then perhaps don't post in the thread then?

Trying too hard to get off to a good start for ACC 2013, I see.

GOATsol
12-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Then perhaps don't post in the thread then?

Trying too hard to get off to a good start for ACC 2013, I see.
i will post in whatever thread i want, thank you :)

i just don't care when people retire, like roddick

unless federer retires

Lee
12-02-2012, 05:50 PM
Stats farewell (http://voodemar.com/schuettlers-farewell/)

Thanks Voo

Sapeod
12-03-2012, 02:08 PM
i will post in whatever thread i want, thank you :)

i just don't care when people retire, like roddick

unless federer retires
Like I said, you're trying too hard for ACC 2013 already. It isn't even 2013 yet, give it some time.