Former No. 1 Marat Safin’s career is over after a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the second round of the Paris Masters.
The 29-year-old Safin, a two-time Grand Slam title winner, put on a great performance on centre court on Wednesday against the U.S. Open champion but was unable to extend his career for at least one more day.
Safin, a three-time winner in Paris, captured the 2000 U.S. Open and 2005 Australian Open among 15 singles titles.
The charismatic Russian hasn’t won a title since that victory in Australia. His best result this year was reaching the semi-finals at St. Petersburg last month.