Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 33.
Davydenko, a former world number three, acknowledged his frequent struggles with injuries had forced him to end his playing career after 15 years.
“I am 33 years old,” began the Russian. “I won 21 ATP World Tour tournaments, including three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. I don’t have any regrets about not winning a Grand Slam or not being No. 1 in the world. I was in the Top 10 for some years.
“Unfortunately, for some years now, I have been struggling with injuries. It’s hard for me to talk about it. I have been thinking when to announce it. The time has come. I have my whole life to live. I officially announce my retirement from professional tennis.