Greg Rusedski retires from tennis

Former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski retired from tennis on Saturday.

updated: April 09, 2007 10:54 IST
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Former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski retired from tennis on Saturday.

The 33-year-old Rusedski, who was born in Canada but has represented Britain since 1995, quit after winning a Davis Cup doubles match.

"It was a proud moment as it's going to be my last match," said Rusedski, who lost to Patrick Rafter in the 1997 US Open. "I'm officially retiring on a win today."

Rusedski and Jamie Murray, the younger brother of Andy Murray, beat Robin Haase and Rogier Wassen of the Netherlands 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) to give Britain a 3-0 lead and send the team into the World Group playoffs.

"I would like to thank all the fans for supporting me for 13 years playing Davis Cup for the country. I'd like to thank Jamie for carrying me through the doubles today," Rusedski said.

Rusedski had only played once before this year - losing in the first round in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, earlier this month.

Rusedski was born in Montreal and began representing Britain, the birth place of his mother, four years after turning professional.

The left-hander won 15 singles titles on the ATP tour, including the 1998 Paris Masters. Aside from the 1997 US Open, the only other time he advanced past the fourth round at a
Grand Slam was at Wimbledon the same year, when he lost in the quarterfinals.

In 2004, he was cleared of a doping offense after a contaminated drink provided by ATP trainers led him to fail a test in July 2003.