STARNBERG, January 30, 2018
Alejandro Falla from Colombia announced his retirement from professional tennis last week. The left-hander turned pro in 2000 and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 48 in July 2012. At the 2006 Wimbledon tournament, Falla upset ninth seed Nikolay Davydenko and at the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open he beat ninth seed Tommy Haas in straight sets.
The Cali native finished runner-up at the ATP World Tour events in Bogota in 2013 and one year later in Halle, losing to Roger Federer in the final. Falla captured 11 ATP Challenger singles titles and hoisted three ITF Pro Circuit trophies.
“There are many emotions that go through my head,” Falla stated. “It was great to see how I was fulfilling dreams that seemed impossible to achieve. The issue of injuries was the main reason why I started thinking about retirement. Now the time has come to take on a new stage in my life.” The 34-year-old awaits the birth of his second son.