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Woodbridge retires from tennis

30/06/2005 06:05:17 AM Comments (0)

Australian doubles great Todd Woodbridge has announced he will retire from tennis after Wimbledon.

Woodbridge, 34, has won a record 83 tour men's doubles titles including nine at Wimbledon.

He will not be available for Australia's Davis Cup quarter-final against Argentina in Sydney next month.

Woodbridge said he came to Wimbledon this year chasing a 10th title but after he and new partner Mahesh Bhuphati were beaten in the second round he decided to call it a day.

But he is still alive in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon where he and fellow Australian Samantha Stosur won their third-round match.

"I think I've had a pretty good run," he said.

"I really wanted to come here and go for 10 titles, but things didn't work out according to plan.

"I had always planned to play my whole year out this year but my partnership with Mahesh didn't go as well as we would have hoped.

"I didn't come to this tournament planning to retire but I felt I had so many good, strong memories here it was the right place to do it and the right time in my career to do it."

Woodbridge and his long-term Australian partner Mark Woodforde won six Wimbledon doubles titles from 1993 to 1997 and again in 2000.

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