Russia’s Youzhny to end ATP tennis career

Veteran Russian tennis star Mikhail Youzhny said on Tuesday that he would retire from the ATP Tour following the St. Petersburg Open tournament in mid-September.

The 36-year-old from Moscow made the announcement after winning his first round match at the Atlanta Open 6-2, 6-0 over American Emil Reinberg.

“The time is over,” the former world No. 8 said.

The 10-time ATP singles title winner said he is looking forward to competing in a final grand slam at the US Open late next month, then wrap things up at the St. Petersburg Open which begins September 17.

“I was so nervous this evening because I can announce I finish my tennis career after US Open and one more tournament. I will play my club tournament …. and this will be my last tournament.”AFP

I was so nervous this evening because I can announce I finish my tennis career

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