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    Woodbridge calls it quits

    Woodbridge calls it quits
    7:22 AM June 30

    Todd Woodbridge dealt Australia's Davis Cup planning a major blow overnight when he announced he was retiring after Wimbledon.

    The 34-year-old said he took his decision after failing to win a 10th men's doubles title following he and partner Mahesh Bhupathi's defeat in the third round.

    His decision to retire means that Australia, who face Argentina in their Davis Cup quarter-final clash in Sydney from July 15-17, will have to find a new combination with the likelihood of Lleyton Hewitt teaming up with Wayne Arthurs.

    Mark Philippoussis is carrying an ankle injury which could mean Hewitt and Arthurs playing singles and doubles.

    "I have had a good run and I have decided to call it a day," Woodbridge said.

    "I planned to play this year but my partnership with Mahesh hasn't worked out quite as I planned.

    "I wanted to win a 10th doubles title but that wasn't possible. I had to be fair to the Davis Cup team because they needed to be clear about what they wanted to do."

    Woodbridge has won 83 doubles titles including 16 at Grand Slams.

    Six of his Wimbledon titles came with compatriot Mark Woodforde (1993-1997 and 2000) as well as three with Jonas Bjorkman (2002-2004).

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    very sad day for Australian tennis, not only a great tennis player but also a fantastic ambassador for the game, and Australia.
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    Not greatly talented but very crafty, the Aussie Davis Cup team will miss him alot as now C'Mon and the poo will be the senior members...

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    This is massive news Davis Cup-wise, he was a stalwart and ensured that 80% of the time we'd win the doubles. Things suddenly got a lot harder.

    Congratulations on a wonderful career, Todd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewizard1o1
    the poo will be the senior members...
    you mean Authurs, the poo will neevr be a senior member, hes not good enough


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    Geezus, he's 34?!??! I thought he was WAY older. Seems to have been around forever!
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    Yeah, describing Philippousis as a senior member seems to credit him with some sort of maturity...

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    TODD WOODBRIDGE

    BIRTHDATE: April 2, 1971

    BIRTHPLACE: Sydney, Australia

    RESIDENCE: Orlando, USA and Melbourne, Australia

    HEIGHT: 177cm

    WEIGHT: 75kg

    CURRENT ATP DOUBLES ENTRY RANKING: 8

    CAREER DOUBLES TITLES: 83

    CAREER SINGLES TITLES: 2

    1995 Coral Springs

    1997 Adelaide

    CAREER DOUBLES TITLES: 83

    CAREER PRIZEMONEY: US$10,076,155

    DAVIS CUP DEBUT: 1991

    Singles: 5-4

    Doubles: 25-7

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    He's going to be a big loss for them indeed, great doubles career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    you mean Authurs, the poo will neevr be a senior member, hes not good enough
    Experiance wise i was talking about, hopefully if we are lucky we won't see the poo in Davis cup ever again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewizard1o1
    Not greatly talented but very crafty, the Aussie Davis Cup team will miss him alot as now C'Mon and the poo will be the senior members...
    I presume C'Mon is Mr Hat Violation?

    (They really ought to bring that rule in. Anyone wearing a baseball cap the wrong way round to automatically lose the point)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Geezus, he's 34?!??! I thought he was WAY older. Seems to have been around forever!
    Same here - remember watching Wimbledon so long ago with the Woodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I presume C'Mon is Mr Hat Violation?

    (They really ought to bring that rule in. Anyone wearing a baseball cap the wrong way round to automatically lose the point)
    And those stupid pirate trouser things.

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    Hes a absolute legends, pity he didnt go out with a win but nontheless we gotta pay homage to such a great career, he will be forever remembered for his commitment in playing for Australia all those years and for his achievements especially on the doubles arena where he dominanted with woodford.



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