Juan Carlos Ferrero to retire at the Valencia Open

September 13, 2012

ATP Tennis News

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

The Spaniard has announced that he shall retire at his tournament in Valencia

Juan Carlos Ferrero looked sombre as he announced his retirement on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Terra)

In a year that has had an influx of retirements, Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero has announced that he too is retiring in 2012. He looked sad as he spoke to the press about his impending retirement, as he confirmed to the world that he will terminate his tennis career at the Valencia Open 500 tournament in October, a tournament which he is the organizer of. Ferrero, born in 1980, will retire with 16 titles and perhaps the most precious one for him is the title that he won on the clay courts of Paris, where he won his first Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2003.

During his announcement, Ferrero expressed his desire of becoming the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team in the future.

This year, Juan Carlos Ferrero shall be joining a host of other tennis professionals who have announced their retirement this year: Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Fernando Gonzalez and Ivan Ljubicic.


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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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