Magnus Larsson calls it a day

Thirty-three-old Magnus Larsson of Sweden announces retirement from tennis.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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Stockholm:Magnus Larsson, who said he sustained a career-threatening injury April 1 on the eve of the Sweden-Australia Davis Cup quarterfinals, announced his retirement from tennis Sunday. "I'll keep on playing, but only team tennis in Sweden - if I'm good enough," Larsson said. "I'd also like to help younger players." Larsson, 33, won seven ATP Tour singles titles, the first in 1990 at Florence, Italy, and the last in 2000 at Memphis, Tennessee. He also captured six doubles titles and won nearly US$6 million in career prize money. He was a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team that blanked the United States 5-0 in the 1997 final in Goteborg, Sweden. "One of my greatest moments," said Larsson, who didn't play as Sweden lost this weekend's Davis Cup tie to Australia 5-0. Ranked a career-high 10th in singles on the ATP Entry System in April 1995, Larsson reached the French Open semifinals once (1994) and the U.S. Open quarterfinals three times. One of his biggest wins came in the 1994 Grand Slam Cup final in Germany when he upset Pete Sampras. (AP)

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