1) Sock Jack
Jack Sock made a significant breakthrough in 2017 by winning the Paris Masters tournament. He became the first American to do so since Andre Agassi in 1999.
The 31-year-old has excelled in men’s doubles, winning three Grand Slam titles, including Wimbledon in 2014 and 2018, thanks to his powerful groundstrokes and lineout prowess. He also won a gold medal in mixed doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Juice announced his retirement on social media, expressing gratitude for a wonderful 14-year journey filled with incredible moments.
“It was 14 years of memories that I will never forget. Winning four Grand Slams, Olympic gold and bronze, finishing in the top 10 in singles and doubles, and making the Davis Cup and Laver Cup teams was beyond what I could have ever dreamed of. TO DO. I never dreamed of this. Without the help of so many people, none of this could have happened,” said Jack Sock.
2) John Isner
John Isner, known for his powerful serve and imposing size, retired from professional tennis at the 2023 US Open. His career was highlighted by an epic match at Wimbledon 2010 against Nicolas Mahut, lasting a record 11 hours and 5 minutes. The American also reached No. 8 in the singles rankings in 2018 and has won 16 ATP titles, including the 2018 Miami Open.
Contemplating retirement, the former world number eight expressed his gratitude and felt the time was right. He was overcome with emotion as he said goodbye to the sport that had been a big part of his life.
“I think the decision to leave the sport was quite easy for me. I am 38 years old. I have had a long career in tennis. I really couldn’t ask for more from this sport. He gave me so many incredible moments. Tennis has played a big part in my life. It’s hard to say goodbye. Finally the day came,” Isner said.
3) Féliciano López
Feliciano Lopez said goodbye to professional tennis at the 2023 Mallorca Championships. His career spanned two decades, during which he won seven ATP singles titles and won the French Open men’s doubles title in 2016 alongside Mark Lopez.
Lopez, known for his elegant playing style and graceful movements on the court, was a fan favorite.
4) Anet Kontaveit
Known for her aggressive baseline style and powerful groundstrokes, Anett Kontaveit has had a remarkable career in women’s tennis. She reached No. 2 in the world and won six WTA singles titles.
One of her notable moments came in 2020 when she defeated Iga Swiatek to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Kontaveit announced his decision to retire from competitive tennis on medical advice due to disc degeneration in his lumbar back. This condition significantly limited his ability to train and compete at the highest level required for professional tennis.
Despite the difficulties, she expressed her willingness to pursue new opportunities after her last appearance at Wimbledon and thanked everyone for their support.
“Hello friends, today I am announcing that I am retiring from my career as a professional athlete. After several doctor visits and consultations with my medical team, I was informed that I was suffering from lumbar spine degeneration. This prevents you from fully training or continuing to compete. It is therefore impossible to continue to stay at the highest level in such a competitive field. Thank you all for your continued support,” wrote Anett Kontaveit.
5) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur bid farewell to tennis at the 2023 Australian Open after being one of Australia’s most successful tennis players. Her career was highlighted by her triumph at the 2011 US Open, where she defeated Serena Williams in the final to win her first Grand Slam singles title.
Known for her powerful serve and excellent forehand, Stosur has also enjoyed success in doubles, winning three Grand Slam titles, including the French Open in 2006 and the US Open in 2005 and 2021.
The 39-year-old tennis player also won three major mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open (2005) and Wimbledon (2008, 2014).
John Isner, Jack Sock, Feliciano Lopez, Anett Kontaveit and Samantha Stosur retire from professional tennis. They leave behind memories of exceptional achievements and unforgettable moments.
I’m Rose Brown , a journalist and writer with over 10 years of experience in the news industry. I specialize in covering tennis-related news for Athletistic, a leading sports media website. My writing is highly regarded for its quick turnaround and accuracy, as well as my ability to tell compelling stories about the sport.