Three-time Grand Slam champion Horia Tecau calls it a career

Romania’s Horia Tecau was happy how his career ended as he was thrilled to win a match at the ATP Finals in the last match of his career. 

On Thursday, Tecau and Kevin Krawietz beat Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-3 6-7 (1) 10-6. 

Tecau and Krawietz didn’t make the semifinal since they finished the group with one win and two losses. 

“It’s an amazing feeling. I couldn’t have written a better script for this moment. I’m really happy to be here, to do it on a nice team and finish with a win,” Tecau told the ATP website. “Before the match we were in the locker room and we couldn’t talk about tactics. I just wanted to play my last match like I did my career — play with good energy, try to win and fight hard until the end and leave everything on the court.

“That’s how I played every time and that’s the mark I wanted to leave on the court. Being able to get a win in an event like this in the last match, it’s an amazing feeling that not many players have. It’s probably going to sink in over the next few days, but I’m really happy to leave it like this.”

Tecau enjoyed a successful doubles career 

Tecau won two Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles, as well as one Grand Slam in mixed doubles. 

Tecau achieved a doubles career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world in 20-5. 

“I’m proud of a lot of things. I grew as a person through the game. All the goals and all the dreams I had, I was able to accomplish them and that is very fulfilling. I got to meet some great people along the way. I had great partners, coaches and made a lot of friendships,” Tecau said. “The way I went through it all and matured as a person and a player, I think that’s the biggest thing I’m proud of.”

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