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Gilles Simon last competed on the ATP Tour in Miami in March.

Simon Announces He Will Retire At The End Of Season

Frenchman has won 14 tour-level titles

Former World No. 6 Gilles Simon announced on social media Saturday that he will retire at the end of the season.

“It was a magical, wonderful and extraordinary adventure,” Simon wrote on social media. “It will stop at the end of the year. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible. There is no sadness, no regret. Just the will to put everything I have left. On every game, until the end.”

The Frenchman made his singles debut on the ATP Tour in Metz in October 2004 and has since captured 14 tour-level titles. The 37-year-old also advanced to two ATP Masters 1000 finals in Madrid (2008) and Shanghai (2014), reaching a career-high No. 6 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

Simon is currently on 498 tour-level wins and will be aiming to become just the 11th active player to reach the 500-victory landmark between now and the end of the year.

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