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Dr. Frankenfed 10-08-2012 10:05 PM

Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Rainer Schüttler announced his retirement in an interview with a leading german newspaper.
Some noteworthy points from this interview:

- He bought former World Team Cup, together with Ion Tiriac. They plan to do a 250 tourney (no blue clay).

- He has met his girlfriend at Janko Tipsarevic's wedding. She is Biljana's sister.

Johnny Groove 10-08-2012 10:08 PM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Great player, made top 5 in the world in 2004 :eek:

Was at the YEC in 03 as well. I always respected his play.

Mark Lenders 10-08-2012 10:08 PM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Bad for the game :sad:

He was a very good player who played great tennis to reach his maiden Slam final, and during the entire year of 2003 really, including the TMC. Also some other great performance over the years, namely Wimbledon 2008.

Federer in 2 10-08-2012 10:24 PM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Lenders (Post 12470659)
Bad for the game :sad:

With all due respect, even though some people will miss him, this has no influence on the game.

philosophicalarf 10-08-2012 10:40 PM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Epic lengthy career. I saw him play Stuttgart in 1999 or 2000, and he was mid 20s even then :-)

Jimnik 10-08-2012 10:44 PM

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Another 2003 legend retires. All of them in 2012.

rocketassist 10-08-2012 10:47 PM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Counter-puncher but a ballsy one and played some very good tennis at times but was prone to being outplayed a lot which is why he didn't consistently stay there.

His AO run was a rough draw albeit made easier by Safin's pullout- Safin, Blake, Nalbandian and Roddick were all overcame before he was outhit by Agassi. Also made the TMC that year and then had his next big week in MC 2004 when he knocked out a couple of strong clay courters before again being well beaten by Coria in the final. Then not a lot till 2008 when he reached the SF at Wimby and gave Nadal a decent match given his lack of overall firepower.

He maximised what he had. Far from the worst top 10 guy.

Looner 10-08-2012 11:46 PM

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Schuettler was good in that AO 2003 but for me he would not have be played in that final without a gassed Roddick. 2003 seems like Roddick's best (lost) chance of an AO title. Rainer was good and he had a stellar season which should have secured him a nice living standard but his game never excited me.

Topspindoctor 10-09-2012 12:10 AM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Groove (Post 12470658)
Great player, made top 5 in the world in 2004 :eek:

Was at the YEC in 03 as well. I always respected his play.

I lol'd.

Shittler is another relic of the mug era of early 2000's. Nothing about his game that stands out. Drugassi sure had tough path to his slams by beating clowns like him in finals :o

Freak3yman84 10-09-2012 12:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Topspindoctor (Post 12470761)
Drugassi sure had tough path to his slams by beating clowns like him in finals :o

:spit: Your precious Nadull played him when he was 32 to reach the Wimby finals :wavey:

Topspindoctor 10-09-2012 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12470763)
:spit: Your precious Nadull played him when he was 32 to reach the Wimby finals :wavey:

I thought "Nadull" is a moonballing mug who doesn't deserve a single slam :shrug: He is a fluke and a disgrace to sport who only won so much because of his mafia connections and illegal racquet technology which was given to him by aliens.

Freak3yman84 10-09-2012 12:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Topspindoctor (Post 12470769)
I thought "Nadull" is a moonballing mug who doesn't deserve a single slam :shrug: He is a fluke and a disgrace to sport who only won so much because of his mafia connections and illegal racquet technology which was given to him by aliens.

:yeah: Now you got it!

Mark Lenders 10-09-2012 12:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bashkatik (Post 12470675)
With all due respect, even though some people will miss him, this has no influence on the game.

He might not compete for big titles, but it's always bad for the game and its fans when a great player retires.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 12470708)
Counter-puncher but a ballsy one and played some very good tennis at times but was prone to being outplayed a lot which is why he didn't consistently stay there.

His AO run was a rough draw albeit made easier by Safin's pullout- Safin, Blake, Nalbandian and Roddick were all overcame before he was outhit by Agassi. Also made the TMC that year and then had his next big week in MC 2004 when he knocked out a couple of strong clay courters before again being well beaten by Coria in the final. Then not a lot till 2008 when he reached the SF at Wimby and gave Nadal a decent match given his lack of overall firepower.

He maximised what he had. Far from the worst top 10 guy.

Agree with this.

The bolded bit goes without saying though. He reached a Slam final (beating great players en route to it) and was ranked as high as #5, of course he's not even among the worst top 10 players, that shouldn't even be mentioned. He also played great in his only TMC participation, was so close to making the final. Great player for sure.

Sunset of Age 10-09-2012 01:10 AM

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Never one of my favourites, but nice career he had, now my best wishes for an even good post-tennis career for him ahead. :)

betowiec 10-09-2012 01:57 AM

Re: Rainer Schüttler announced retirement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Funkenstein (Post 12470657)
Rainer Schüttler announced his retirement in an interview with a leading german newspaper.
Some noteworthy points from this interview:

- He bought former World Team Cup, together with Ion Tiriac. They plan to do a 250 tourney (no blue clay).

- He has met his girlfriend at Janko Tipsarevic's wedding. She is Biljana's sister.

saw her at the open........hot stuff


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