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Tennis star Enqvist retires

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One of Sweden's greatest tennis players, Thomas Enqvist, repeatedly hit by injury, is to retire from the professional game, reported Svenska Dagbladet on Thursday.

"My driving force has always been the desire to win tournaments and my body no longer has what it takes," said Enqvist.

The 32-year-old won 19 ATP singles titles and was a member of Sweden's victorious Davis Cup team in 1997, although he never claimed a Grand Slam title.

Enqvist took home more than 10 million dollars in prize money throughout his career.

He has undergone six operations during his career and a back problem forced him to pull out of the Australian Open in January this year.


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