Former World #3 Guillermo Coria Retires At Age 27


Remember that skinny Argentine who was the world’s best clay court player just several years ago? The former world number three, Guillermo Coria has retired from tennis at the age of 27 because he has lost motivation. He said “I didn’t have any more desire to compete”. We best remember Coria from the epic 2004 French Open final. Coria, who won nine singles titles and was runner-up at Roland Garros in 2004, last played at an ATP Challenger tournament in Bangkok in March. He has slipped to 672 in the world rankings. “I’m happy with the decision I’ve taken because I have some new projects and more time to dedicate to my family,” he said.”In this sport, you always have to be 100 per cent.”Coria was a dominant force on clay, winning the Monte Carlo Masters in 2004 before losing in an epic five-setter the following year to Rafael Nadal. Coria lost the 2004 Roland Garros final to fellow Argentine Gaston Gaudio having held two match points and having lost just one set on his way to the final.

We would like to say farewell to Coria and wish him the best of luck in his upcoming projects!


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