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Ferrero Set to Retire at Valencia Open
By Erik Gudris
(September 13th, 2012) After 14 years on tour, former world No. 1
Juan Carlos Ferrero
announced that the upcoming Valencia Open would be the final tournament of his career.
“The Valencia Open 500 will be my last tournament, it’s the best possible stage for me to retire,” said Ferrero. “Because of injuries, I was not able to play a full season and it’s been a complicated year as I could see I didn’t have the same ambition after 14 years on the tour."
Ferrero won Roland Garros in 2003 and also reached the finals of the U.S. Open in the same year. In total, Ferrero won 16 ATP Tour titles with his last being in Stuttgart in 2011. He also helped Spain win its first Davis Cup title in 2000.
Accolades from many players poured in after the news broke.
on Twitter posted a photo of him with Ferrero during their participation in Davis Cup and said, "A great moment with Juan Carlos Ferrero! I miss you friend, I hope that you continue in the tennis world!"
also on Twitter said (in translation) "Thanks to Juan Carlos Ferrero for his years of tennis and fellowship. One of my best friends and of which I have learned so much. We'll miss you on the circuit, has been one of the top in tennis history but as a person even more. Thank you!"
Ferrero will continue to remain active in tennis as part owner of the Valencia tournament along with his tennis academy and charitable foundation.
The Valencia Open will be held from October 20th to 28th.
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