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Ivan Navarro retires

PDC
04-01-2013, 08:48 PM
According to his coach Israel Sevilla, @sevillaisrael via twiter (14 years coach)

He might play one local tournament to say goodbye (ch or atp).

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Na/I/Ivan-Navarro.aspx

Good luck Ivan!

ProdigyEng
04-01-2013, 08:50 PM
$1,220,301 prize money for never winning a tournament?

Not bad.

I wish him the best in retirement.

Deathless Mortal
04-01-2013, 08:53 PM
F0-8WThj5pw
Yes, he lost this match, but it was a great one.
I remember someone described his looks once, it was something like this: "He looks like one of those uncles from tropical countries that comes to visit you every few years."
Have a good after-tennis life. :yeah:

Redaftw
04-01-2013, 08:55 PM
I'll always remember him for his match vs Dent in USO

Chris Kuerten
04-01-2013, 09:00 PM
's-Hertogenbosch 2009 QF: Navarro def. Ferrer 6-4 6-2 :rocker2:

blackwell
04-01-2013, 09:00 PM
Fun player to watch :)

rocketassist
04-01-2013, 09:02 PM
For a Spaniard he was such a unique player.

The Prince
04-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Tennis loses another S&V virtuoso. :sad:

Happy retirement Ivan. Great player to watch. :yeah:

asmazif
04-01-2013, 09:31 PM
he was one of the good ones.

Henry Chinaski
04-01-2013, 09:49 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

betowiec
04-01-2013, 10:39 PM
so sad

n8
04-01-2013, 10:49 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

When I saw the thread title I literally said this aloud and carried the sound just like that. :eek:

http://www.australianopen.com/images/players/atpn309.jpg

So handsome IMO. :hearts:

Blue Heart24
04-01-2013, 10:52 PM
Farewell uncle Ivan.Nice player.

Sombrerero loco
04-02-2013, 01:13 AM
:hug: good luck with your daughters now

bjurra
04-02-2013, 01:15 AM
A mini legend.

Yolita
04-02-2013, 01:23 AM
i'll never forget that match against Taylor Dent... I saw it all: from beginning to end on TV. I meant to watch only a few games but I was mesmerised. Great atmosphere, too. The crowd was ecstatic. :worship:

Good luck, Ivan. :wavey:

Action Jackson
04-02-2013, 01:24 AM
He was shattered when they changed the surface to Valencia from clay to hardcourt.

The Navarro Pastor twice semi finalist with the S & V sexiness beating Fernando Gonzalez one of the times.

VamosHoracio
04-02-2013, 03:26 AM
I was at the match of Navarro and Dent, the Grandstand court was just electric, most of the people were Americans there, so pulling for Dent, but I was definitely rooting for Navarro. Was a great match

CooCooCachoo
04-02-2013, 04:21 AM
Sad to see him retire as he was good fun to watch and seemed like a nice guy to boot, but the decision is understandable and maybe even wise.

Have a good retirement :worship:

FleetSeb
04-02-2013, 09:55 AM
I really enjoyed watching him. Wish him the best of luck.

dinkulpus
04-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Good luck in rest of your life Ivan :worship:

Only 2 two wins in GS, he was a challenger level player, but match against Dent was amazing :worship:

Sombrerero loco
04-02-2013, 10:13 AM
people showing support, means he was a great guy :hug:

supertec
04-02-2013, 01:20 PM
Absolutely....carried some elbow injuries from some time ago and gave up after some bad results this season.

Qampunen
04-02-2013, 03:07 PM
Feeling quite sad right now (I need a hug :sad: ).
I was expecting him to retire soon but not just now.
He had lost in Futures against 18, 17 and 20 year old Spaniards (only won a First Round match last Wednesday).
I watched his yesterday's match against Meffert but his serve and volley is not what it used to be.
He is still in the doubles draw, so I'll watch him for the last time.
I went to see him at a Challenger in Madrid last season where he won the Doubles title.
He took pictures with me and was very pleasant (gave me one of his rackets :D ).
He had always had elbow problems but still managed to play some great matches.
A part of Serve and Volley tennis dies with his retirement.

I wish you the best of luck in your new life, Iván.:worship:

Sombrerero loco
04-02-2013, 03:16 PM
i was at that challenger too :lol: but he didnt give me any racquets :unsure:

marquez
04-02-2013, 03:25 PM
hopefully receives a queens wc

scarecrows
04-02-2013, 05:16 PM
and the famous quote from Ivan

The pastor had zero presence on the court, looks like one of those uncles who visits you now and again from a hot country.

Mr.Michael
04-04-2013, 12:28 PM
Former pro Salvador Navarro(ATP-157) is his brother. Or is he? Is it just Ivan with a different haircut! Look at their profile pictures.

marquez
04-04-2013, 12:39 PM
looks similar, but based on this, it's salvador navarro-gutierrez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Navarro

we all know that ivan "the pastor" navarro's full name was navarro-pastor

maybe he is the stepbrother?

need clarification on this...

Henry Chinaski
04-04-2013, 12:40 PM
haha good spot. that is definitely Ivan.

marquez
04-04-2013, 12:42 PM
atp only has a younger brother listed for ivan :confused:
a mystery...

Sombrerero loco
04-04-2013, 01:05 PM
navarro is quite a common surname in spain

SVK
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

When I saw the thread title I literally said this aloud and carried the sound just like that. :eek:

The same:sad:

He was fun player to watch, kinda "weird" in many ways, but that´s probably why I liked him.

Adri89
04-04-2013, 01:52 PM
Congrats Ivan for your career and thanks you :yeah:

I'm surprised you can't find the Highlights of his match against Murray at the Queens in 2010. It was a good first set

nolesfan2011
04-05-2013, 01:43 AM
I'll always remember him for his match vs Dent in USO

one of the best matches I've watched and one of the best USO matches of the decade

Mountaindewslave
04-05-2013, 05:39 AM
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Yes, he lost this match, but it was a great one.
I remember someone described his looks once, it was something like this: "He looks like one of those uncles from tropical countries that comes to visit you every few years."
Have a good after-tennis life. :yeah:

let's be real here, I watched that match live years ago, and while it was exciting as far as drama it wasn't that good quality mate

Mountaindewslave
04-05-2013, 05:40 AM
one of the best matches I've watched and one of the best USO matches of the decade

what!? :facepalm:

you guys are nuts, I enjoyed that match as much as anyone, but drama does not always equal quality

n8
04-05-2013, 06:16 AM
Professional tennis just became a little less sexy.

Caesar1844
04-05-2013, 06:26 AM
Reason 93465212231 why the USO needs to ditch the fifth set tiebreaker.

leng jai
04-05-2013, 06:33 AM
Too bad.

Didn't see the USO match but the tiebreak quality was woeful.

Mr.Michael
04-05-2013, 10:59 PM
looks similar, but based on this, it's salvador navarro-gutierrez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Navarro

we all know that ivan "the pastor" navarro's full name was navarro-pastor

maybe he is the stepbrother?

need clarification on this...

The two Navarros have played against each other a few times. The first time must have been awkward: "What the hell, I'm playing against myself".

Could it be possible that the ATP has some old photo of Ivan instead of Salvador?

samanosuke
04-05-2013, 11:00 PM
only watchable spaniard

Keyser Soze
07-28-2013, 01:39 PM
Ivan will play next week Segovia Challenger, 1st round vs Olivetti :)

They also faced last year in the 2nd round of this challenger, Olivetti won 7-6 7-6.

PeteCentral
07-28-2013, 01:47 PM
One of the most arrogant players on tour finally retires. I won't miss him.

Sombrerero loco
07-28-2013, 01:57 PM
he is retired. he just play segovia like on an emotional way, thats all. maybe also valencia open with a wc, but thats all

PeteCentral
07-28-2013, 02:40 PM
He shouldn't be allowed to come back.

Agrajag
07-28-2013, 05:49 PM
let's be real here, I watched that match live years ago, and while it was exciting as far as drama it wasn't that good quality mate

Very true.


I will miss this guy infinitely more than Troicki and Cilic.