It is often said that age is just a number in any sport but one has to realize that with age one’s intensity and ability to last longer in crunch matches reduces. The dilemma of continuing to play at the highest level lies in age or injuries that often raise doubts in the player’s mind which ultimately leads to their decision to retire from the sport.
After the crowd favorite Hewitt retired post the 2016 Australian Open, EssentiallySports looks at the tennis players who might call it quits in 2016 or by the end of the 2016 season.
8. Janko Tipsarevic
The 31- year old Serbian, who had been sidelined for 17 months due to a foot injury in 2015, made his comeback recently . His goal was to get into the top 10 again but that seemed far-fetched considering he got out in the first rounds of Wimbledon and the US Open.
The recurring foot injury forced him to withdraw from 2016 Australian Open, where he assured himself a place with a protective ranking. He hasn’t played competitive tennis since last year’s US Open. As a result of his inactivity, his ranking has plummeted to 495 and he may be forced to call it a day sometime this year.
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