Former Top Ten Tennis Player Retires

Radek Stepanek (zimbio)

Former world number eight and grand slam doubles champion, Radek Stepanek has retired from tennis at the age of 38.

The Czech Republican won a combined 25 career titles in singles and doubles as he was known for his entertaining characteristics on court.

He also lead the Czech Republic to multiple Davis Cup titles with close friend Tomas Berdych as he was a pioneer for a golden generation for Czech Republican tennis.

In a press conference in Prague, he said that “I have fought until my last breath but it’s now time to go.” The Czech Republican was also a success in doubles, winning two grand slams with Indian doubles legend, Leander Paes. He also achieved the world number four ranking in doubles.

He also suggested at the press conference that coaching could be in his future,”Why not? I’ve dedicated my life to tennis, its what I know best and I would like to pass on my knowledge and experience”

Radek Stepanek’s best grand slam singles performance came in 2006, when he reached the Quarter-Finals of Wimbledon.

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