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Ed Corrie


Unfortunately this could turn out to be a very short thread as Ed has today announced his retirement from professional tennis.

Seems to me like Ed has been a stalwart of the 2nd tier of GB players and has always given everything whenever he stepped out on the court.  Good luck in your future career Ed, whatever that may be.



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Sad but probably right. I always felt sorry for Ed in the sense he seemed to get passed over a lot. this is not meant in a rude way but I always took him as an average guy maxing out what he had. He burst onto the scene with some great futures results and as the years ticked by, he had some very good challengers but far too widely spaced out. Some challenger doubles success too!


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Details of the announcement are here bit.ly/ecorrier

Ed had a decent career - top 250 (CH 215 in 2014) in singles, top 150 (CH 142 in 2014) in doubles, 7 singles and 22 doubles titles in Futures, plus 2 Challenger titles in doubles with Dan Smethurst and 2 main draw doubles appearances at Wimbledon. Even now, he's still in the GB top 10 (GB no. 9 in singles), even if that may say more about the lack of Brits in the ATP top 400 at the moment than anything else.

Good luck to Ed in whatever he does next. He always seems like one of the good guys (and that's backed up by what people who know him better have told me) and I had to smile at Wimbledon qualifying a couple of years ago when his coach/brother, having spotted me phone-videoing match point when he destroyed Michael Berrer to make the final qualifying round, asked if I could send it to him so that he could forward it to their mum



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Good luck to Ed in whatever he chooses to do now. $220k combined career earnings over the last 6 years = $36k per year average with all the associated costs of global travel. I wonder how much the money side of things have had to do with this decision.

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Ed's career seemed very reminiscent of that of Alan Mackin. Class player at futures level, some challenger success, but just didn't have that bit extra in his game to push on into the top 200 and beyond.

Made the absolute most of what he had though, and not every player can say that. That run in Wimbledon qs where he was so close to making the main draw, was probably the career highlight, such a shame he never had the chance to play the main draw.

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Well, apart from the fact that I had Ed in my top 10 predictions so I think it's darn selfish of him to retire when I desperately need him (although, on reflection, my drunken and maudlin New Year's Eve predictions were SO far off the mark that you might just as well just open a phone book).... but APART from that, I wish him the very best and will be interested to see if he goes into the tennis academy/coaching business or what - with his brother and father, there are a lot of LTA and tennis connections there.
Good luck, Ed.

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I heard him being interviewed during Wimbledon on their radio channel saying he had played his last professional tennis match. I think he said he was going to help out with coaching Joe Salisbury in the US for a couple of months and then he was going to move to Australia where his girlfriend is working.

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