Mario Ancic has retire from professional tennis and today he will give a press conference in his hometown of Split, Croatia, to make the official announcement.
Ancic, who was as high as number 7 in the ATP Tour rankings, has battled illness, shoulder problems, and a back injury that forced him to take this decision.
“It would not be me out there anymore. I knew I would never be 100 per cent fit again, and there was no real answer to it. It would have required a pretty serious operation even for me to have a chance to recover and I would never have been guaranteed a full motion again.
“On Wednesday I will do a formal press conference at my home club in Split. I have had to be fair with myself. My mind was fine but my body couldn’t compete and the way tennis is today, well I have to be sensible about it. I tried everything I knew to come back, but I couldn’t do it.”
On April 2008 he earned a law degree from the University of Split. His thesis was entitled "ATP Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," describing the ATP's legal foundation and organization.
Rumors says that he is now working in a law firm.