Greg Rusedski Bids Adieu to Tennis World Following Davis Cup Triumph

Greg Rusedski Bids Adieu to Tennis World Following Davis Cup Triumph

On this day in 2007, Greg Rusedski announced his retirement from tennis after a Davis Cup match where he partnered with Jamie Murray to defeat Robin Haase and Rogier Wassen, helping Great Britain defeat the Netherlands. Rusedski’s win gave Britain an unassailable 3-0 lead in Birmingham. The former world number four, who was aged 33 at the time, revealed his plans for retirement in an emotional courtside interview where he fought back tears. Rusedski had only played one previous match in 2007 due to a nagging hip injury and plummeting world ranking. His participation in securing an elite World Group play-off, which they went on to win the following September, ended the speculation about his retirement plans. Rusedski was born in Montreal and turned professional in 1991. He became a British citizen in 1995 and made his Davis Cup debut later that year. In total, he played 43 rubbers, finishing with a win-loss record of 30-13. Rusedski won 15 ATP Tour titles, securing his last one in Newport, Rhode Island, in 2005, on the same court where he had won his first 12 years earlier.

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