Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by babbette, Jan 9, 2011.
We've lost some good and charismatic players in the past 2 years.....who's next?
Rafa Nadal, he'll **** up his knees!
oh I forgot to add him!
You didn't list Fereder - has it been retired already?
shd this not be multi choice?
hope llodra sticks around another couple years at least. Nalbo too.
maybe hewitt next. or jcf.
He's not seriously going to retire this year. He's still got a lot to prove and some game left.
I'd be very impressed if he reached the second round at AO.
Did you all count Carlitos Moya and Nicholas Kiefer?
(Or is this a "make fun of people" kind of thread?)
Nadal I hope
actually I don't entirely, just kinda
James Blake for sure.
James Blake definitely, Hewitt if he gets hurt big time again, Haas if he gets hurt big time again as well
Blake, Hewitt, and maybe a few others.
Blake, Hewitt, Haas, & JCF are all very real possibilities if they cannot get healthy and play decent tennis this year.
Before 2010 began I would've said JFC, Lleyton and Ljubicic. But they've all got some results in 2010 so I don't think they'll retire after this year.
Blake is the given one. Clement wouldn't surprise me. Gonzalez would be devastating, but I'm not too sure it's not gonna happen. Volandri is also an option.
Lubricant seems the most likely to quit!
Lleyton Hewitt will never retire.
I think Hewitt will play until the next Olympics at least. he is in no danger of being toppled of the top Australian so even if he stays just in the top 100 he will get the chance to play there.
I think Blake might go this year, and JCF if he keeps getting injured
And that's it.
I forgot about the Olympics in 2012. That might keep Haas limping along and avoiding retirement as well, apparently he's back to playing for Germany so he could have a small chance of going.
i can see gonzo going for sure. he signaled it at the end of last year. i dont think he's having fun anymore.
blake is probably the most likely possibility after that, imo. jcf as well. i dont see hewitt going anywhere.
Xavier Malisse- Who knows. I have no idea what his motivation is at this point. He probably just loves to play otherwise he would have retired years ago now.
Juan Carlos Ferrero- I think he will retire after 2012 or sometime in 2013. Look how long his old buddy Moya hung on. Ferrero has been past his prime for many years now and has continued to play, I think he will keep plugging on a bit longer.
Ivan Ljubicic- I think he will retire at the end of this year. Winning a Masters completed him probably, and he realizes full well it is too late to improve on his relatively dissapointing (for a former World #3) slam performances.
Mardy Fish- Heck no. He is playing his best tennis ever. Will definitely keep going and set bigger goals for himself hopefully.
Michael Llodra- He is playing some of his best singles tennis ever and still a good doubles player. I think he will definitely keep playing.
David Nalbandian- I think he will play another 2-3 years. Not entirely sure what motivates him at this point, but he probably still thinks he has a shot of returning to the top 10 (though I am not sure if he will).
Jarkkoo Nieminem- Will probably retire soon. It seems like he has been around forever. We are going to be entering the stage for him soon it is all about whether he loves the game enough to keep playing as a shadow of his old self as some others do for quite awhile.
Lleyton Hewitt- He seems like a fighter so will probably keep playing another 2-3 years in vein of no longer attainable goals.
Richard Gasquet- He is fairly young. His career has already seen its best days IMO but he will still keep playing awhile longer probably.
Players I definitely see retiring:
James Blake- I dont think he is willing to accept a new life on the Challenger circuit so it is almost curtains for him.
Tommy Haas- so many injuries. At this age it is too late to keep making comebacks.
Fernando Gonzalez- he doesnt seem to be enjoying it as much anymore. I dont think he will keep playing much longer. His goals of another slam final or a Masters title are no longer really in reach.
Venus, Serena, Kimmie, Blake, Federer
Duh! Fereder is not even playing the AO this year. Some people are just behind the times.
Ahha so Feder banned from the tour finally? I knew Odesnik had to give the ITF something to chew on to deal his way out of a two-year doping ban!:lol:
What about you suresh? When do you plan to retire? Or are you the Santoro of trolling?
+1 except entirely.
Isn't it time for ljubcic to retire?
I would not be surprised if Serena called it a day soon. I'd wager Ljubicic too. His win in IW has got to be a high to end off with surely?
I am like Dick Enberg. I will never retire.
Djokovic. But only in grand slams...
rainer schuttler maybe
Definitely James Blake and Fernando Gonzalez.
Hewitt wont for sure. He keeps talking how fit he is now and feels like hitting it really well etc. Unless his hip is OK, he's playing.
Hoping that no one from that list wont retire. Only on that I dont really care about is Ljubicic. Others I would like to see 2012.
Malisse - Don't think so, playing good tennis right now and he'll be enjoying the highest ranking he's had in years. Still has all the game in the world, I put a question mark over his fitness, though. What's with that belly, Xavier? Biggest underachiever of the 2000's, in my opinion but injuries were a big part of that.
Ferrero - don't think he'll retire this year, still good enough to beat top 20 players and win minor clay court titles but with his hotel etc. I don't think he'll be the type to hold on as long as he can.
Ljubicic - possibly, injuries are really hitting him now and his movement has been rapidly deteriorating for years. Indian Wells was his last hurrah, I believe. Still think he'll play 2012, though.
Fish - No chance.
Llodra - No chance + he will play doubles for many more years I believe, unless he wants to spend more time with his young family.
Nalbandian - No chance.
Nieminen - No, problems with his knee at the moment but his game is still in good standing and has picked up within the last year again.
Hewitt - When he feels he can't beat the big boys any longer, I believe he will retire but I still see fire within him.
Other possibilities: Haas - Think he'll want one more full season at least but I wouldn't be surprised if he stopped at the end of this season with his child and all.
Blake - if he doesn't reach the top 50 at the end of the season, book it.
Gonzalez - don't think so, he's probably extra motivated to come back at Roland Garros fully fit and if he is, his ranking will surely rise back into the top 40 throughout the next year.
Spadea - don't know what the guy is doing, he's getting too old now to even play top 150.
Schuettler - Could very well be his last.
Daniel - if he doesn't achieve decent challenger results, he could kick it in.
For Hewitt, Ferrero and Haas, it depend if they will have injuries. If they are healthy, these guys can doing somes good results
So...Nicolas Lapentti is the first to go this year
James Blake Will Retire At Us Open.
Ljubicic maybe if he doesnt have any decent results this year.
Same with James Blake
Ancic joins the retirement list of 2011
I have the same feelings.
Schuettler, Hanescu, Blake, Ljubicic, Haas.
rog and rafa.
imagine what djokovic and soderling could do.
murray can get to the final and lose as much as he wants.
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