Former French Open semi-finalist Dominik Hrbaty has announced his retirement at the age of 32. The Slovak reached a career-high No. 12 and won six singles events, and although his last title came way back in 2004 he reached the final of the Paris Masters in 2006. His ranking has now fallen to 417 and he has been so off the radar in recent months, even years, that the ATP World Tour has not updated his profile since 2007.

In July, Hrbaty married former top 10 pro Nicole Vaidisova, also a former semi-finalist at Roland Garros, at Prague Castle, and with parenthood imminent he decided now was the right time to quit. "I'm looking forward to a new chapter," he said. "I want to spend more time with my family, we're expecting a baby late December."

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