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Players who ended their careers with a victory at a tournament

Chase Visa
09-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Ones I can think of:

Sampras (US Open 2002)
Soderling (?) (Bastad 2011)

Freak3yman84
09-16-2012, 11:11 PM
Is Soderking really going to retire? :confused:

Litotes
09-16-2012, 11:11 PM
Strictly speaking, Sampras didn't end his career with a tournament win. He just happened to win the last tournament he played. No announcement until the next year....

Same goes for Söderling, even more so. He could still come back. Let us hope.

As for announcing retirement and then winning I can't think of a single example. Ferrero could conceivable be the first.

BackhandDTL
09-16-2012, 11:12 PM
Ones I can think of:

Sampras (US Open 2002)
Soderling (?) (Bastad 2011)

Bit your tongue! :(

MaxPower
09-16-2012, 11:21 PM
Is Soderking really going to retire? :confused:

Nothing is confirmed yet. But his coach did work as commentator in the DC tie between Sweden and Belgium and said "Sweden will have to work for years to get back to the highest division again" and dunno if he'd say that if Robin was on his way back in the close future. Soderling alone could take Sweden to the world group and hold them there like he did for years just by winning his 2 singles.



BUT IF he retires (knock on wood) he really goes out on top winning a tournament dropping no set and just 13 games. Including beating two top10 players dropping just 5 games in the SF and F (Berdy, Ferrer)

Freak3yman84
09-16-2012, 11:27 PM
Nothing is confirmed yet. But his coach did work as commentator in the DC tie between Sweden and Belgium and said "Sweden will have to work for years to get back to the highest division again" and dunno if he'd say that if Robin was on his way back in the close future. Soderling alone could take Sweden to the world group and hold them there like he did for years just by winning his 2 singles.



BUT IF he retires (knock on wood) he really goes out on top winning a tournament dropping no set and just 13 games. Including beating two top10 players dropping just 5 games in the SF and F (Berdy, Ferrer)

:sad: Things don't look too good I guess. But you do have a valid point, at least he went out on top! ;)

Certinfy
09-16-2012, 11:48 PM
Didn't Robin say earlier this year he would come back no matter what? :shrug:

But then he's going to be a father this month too, so that will no doubt make things a lot harder. :(

Paylu2007
09-17-2012, 02:32 AM
Nadal should have retired after Roland garros, so he could join this category.. that defeat at wimby :(

bry17may
09-17-2012, 03:28 AM
Tim Henman won his last match in Davis Cup u.ú

Roy Emerson
09-17-2012, 03:38 AM
Sampras at the 2002 USO was the most memorable.

asmazif
09-17-2012, 11:01 AM
Jean Borotra at Bayonne 1955.

BroTree123
09-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Sadly I got a feeling that Soderling will announce his retirement at the end of the year :sad:

Fuck 2012.

Sombrerero loco
09-17-2012, 12:50 PM
i dont think soderling will retire

Ackms421
09-17-2012, 01:18 PM
Where is all this Soderling retirement talk coming from? Others have been out for longer and come back. Did he say something about retirement?

End da Game
09-17-2012, 02:39 PM
roddick

losing to the future GOAT del potro is as good as a victory, honors don't come as high as that espicially when you've taken a set from him

uxyzapenje
09-17-2012, 02:42 PM
Soderling will be the next Haas with his 2nd youth at the age of 33-34

Rafa is the GOAT
09-17-2012, 07:29 PM
He, Tsonga, Berdych and Delpo in top 8, Big hitters for every top4 player, no more Ferrer and Tipsy who ruin draws

Edda
09-18-2012, 02:13 AM
I hope Juanqui can win in Valencia, or at least make the finals (with his friend David Ferrer) to close out his career.

m9m9m9m9m9
09-18-2012, 02:39 PM
what a pity, i still remember Soderling absolutely demolished Ferrer in Bastad. i mean who can do that to Ferrer on clay now? not even Rafa..

TigerTim
09-18-2012, 03:25 PM
what a pity, i still remember Soderling absolutely demolished Ferrer in Bastad. i mean who can do that to Ferrer on clay now? not even Rafa..

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JeffCandoi
09-18-2012, 03:26 PM
roddick

losing to the future GOAT del potro is as good as a victory, honors don't come as high as that espicially when you've taken a set from him

losing to the wrists of porcelain you meant