Magnus Larsson

Magnus Larsson (Pic. left, Gamma) announced his retirement during the Sweden-Australia Davis Cup tie in Malmo. "It's been on my mind for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I felt that this is enough," Larsson said about his decision. "My best memory is probably the Davis Cup final in Moscow (in 1994). I wanted a Davis Cup win and got the opportunity to be on the team together with Stefan Edberg. The feeling was that it was now or never."

The Monte Carlo resident does not have any immediate plans for the future. "I simply do not need to have 20 match shirts anymore," explained the Swede. When talking about his more long-term plans, Larsson said: "I will most likely continue to help out with some of the most talented juniors at my club in Vaxjo."

When asked if he had any regrets after having spent 14 years on the ATP circuit, the Swede replied: "No, not really. Of coursed I would have liked to win a Grand Slam event but I am very happy with my tennis career. This is the right time to stop."

Larsson, 33, won seven ATP singles titles from 15 finals, most recently at Memphis in 2000. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 in 1995. Larsson won six doubles titles and took top seed Lleyton Hewitt to five sets at the Australian Open in January. He won one of three matches at ATP level this season.