Friday, March 28, 2008

poor Farewell Tour start

Some time ago the former world number 1 and three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten said that year 2008 would be his last on the ATP. The decision was probably mostly due to the fact that his career had mightily slowed down in the previous years because of hip surgeries he underwent in 2002 and 2004.

In an interview back in 2007 Kuerten said he would love to play some farewell events to "try and relive some of those great moments". We bet his fans appreciate that idea, but in the upcoming tournaments Guga will have to try a little harder than he did yesterday in Miami, where he was defeated in the 1st round by Sebastien Grosjean.

Kuerten plans on making the 2008 French Open the final event of his career.

PS. Obviously the tennis world will miss the amiable Brazilian, but at least in one sense Kuerten already has a worthy succesor: the hair ;)


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