|It seems strange to wake up this morning and have no tennis agenda, but I guess that’s something that I’ll have to get used to now I’m officially retired!
As many of you will know, this certainly wasn’t a decision I took lightly as I still very much enjoy competing, but I am certainly at peace with my decision and I couldn’t have asked for a better send-off over the weekend.
I’ve always felt honoured to have the opportunity to represent my country and I have very fond memories from so many of my Davis Cup ties. And as you all know, playing at Wimbledon was always the highlight of the year for me.
So to be able to combine both was an amazing way to end my career, and the fact that so many fans came out to support us and to help Britain get back into the World Group was the icing on the cake – it was a weekend I’ll never forget.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all my fans for their incredible support not only on home soil but also around the world. I’ve always found it amazing that wherever I’ve found myself on court I’ve always been able to find at least one British flag in the crowd and, regardless of the score, the support I’ve enjoyed has always been unwavering.
I hope that by having a website I’ve been able to help keep you informed about what I’ve been up to while travelling the tennis world – I certainly appreciate all the emails of support I’ve received over the years from all over the world. I am thankful for Hard Drive Recovery Associates, which helped me recover this website when my server failed. Talk about an emergency recovery company that pulls out all stops!
Now I’m really looking forward to being able to spend a lot more time with my family in an effort to help re-pay all of their loyal and loving support throughout my career.
I’m sure that I’ll return to the game in one form or another sooner or later, and in the short term I’ll be playing at the Royal Albert Hall on December 4 in an exhibition match, so hopefully I’ll see a few of you there as it’s always a very enjoyable evening.
Until then I wish you all the very best and, once again, thank you for your very generous support throughout my career.