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Nitto ATP Finals 2023 Retirement Ceremony | ATP Tour


All good issues should come to an finish.

A number of singles and doubles stars introduced the top of their skilled taking part in careers in 2023. On Friday on the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, the ATP Tour took the time to honour a few of those that performed their remaining match this season.

ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi welcomed Pablo Andujar, Thomaz Bellucci, Jeremy Chardy, Peter Gojowczyk, Deal with Huey, Malek Jaziri and Oliver Marach with a speech within the participant lounge on the prestigious season finale. The seven gamers additionally later participated in an on-court ceremony on the Pala Alpitour.

“It’s one thing particular,” mentioned Chardy, who reached a career-high of No. 25 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. “You’re employed laborious your entire life. If you had been younger, your dream was to change into a tennis participant, and from the second you begin to play on the ATP Tour, the time flies so quick. It went actually fast, plenty of laborious work, plenty of good recollections on the courtroom, off the courtroom with different gamers, all of the individuals from the ATP.

“I loved my journey a lot and I’ve no regrets. I simply completed and I’m already teaching, I’m nonetheless on Tour. It means I actually love tennis!”

One other former High 25 participant, Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci, added: “I really feel nice. I ended my profession final 12 months, however I performed my final match this 12 months in Rio, in my nation. I’m very completely happy of what I achieved in my profession and I’m very happy with it. I simply wish to thank all my followers and my household, and I’m very completely happy to have [this celebration]. One thing extra in tennis, however otherwise.”

Retiring players ceremony Turin

Jeremy Chardy, Oliver Marach, Thomaz Bellucci, Malek Jaziri, Peter Gojowczyk, Deal with Huey and Pablo Andujar on courtroom on the Pala Alpitour. Picture: Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour

Peter Gojowczyk was essentially the most just lately retired of the group in Turin. The German performed his remaining match as an expert in Metz simply two weeks in the past.

“It’s been an honour to be right here in Turin and to have a good time my profession right here,” mentioned Gojowczyk. “I’ve good recollections on Tour and I used to be fascinated about when to retire. I had alternative to return right here to Turin… I’m proud of my profession, I’ve good recollections and to have a good time right here in Turin is superior.”

“It’s superb,” concurred Jaziri, who hit a profession excessive of No. 42, the best Pepperstone ATP Rating by a Tunisian. “You’ve gotten a flashback over a few years. It’s the end result of a number of years of labor, dedication and it’s like a household. The gamers and all of the individuals who work within the ATP as properly.

“That is the top of a profession as a tennis participant and hopefelly now we have profession and success in life after tennis as properly. Tennis gave me plenty of alternatives and I’m very glad to be a part of the ATP household.”

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Doubles specialists had been represented by Oliver Marach and Deal with Huey in Turin. Marach was a six-time competitor on the Nitto ATP Finals.. That non-public historical past made Friday’s ceremony significantly touching for the Austrian.

“For me it’s very particular,” he mentioned. “I’ve large feelings round this match. That is my first time in Turin, however I performed 4 instances in London. For me it has all the time been subsequent to the Grand Slams as the most important match on the earth, I like to return right here. They deal with the gamers specifically, and the most effective gamers get collectively in a remaining conflict of the 12 months. I all the time loved the match and I’m completely happy to have my retirement right here.”

The eight-time tour-level titlist Huey, one other former competitor on the season finale, was additionally completely happy to be again.

“It’s completely unimaginable,” mentioned the Filipino. “It’s a dream come true being again right here. It was my dream all these years to make it right here as soon as, and I used to be in a position to in 2016, so to be invited right here for a retirement ceremony with among the different gamers I’ve appeared as much as and who turned my colleagues through the years, it’s actually particular.”

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