Australian doubles star Paul Hanley has announced his retirement from the sport. Hanley peaked at a world doubles ranking of No.5 in November 2006 and was a long-serving member of Australia’s Davis Cup team, representing the green-and-gold in 10 ties between 2006 and 2010 and finishing with a sparkling record of 8-2 in doubles.
The 36-year-old won 26 ATP doubles titles – including three Masters crowns – and reached a further 25 finals. His best results at the majors came in mixed doubles, where he reached the finals at Wimbledon in 2005 (with Tatiana Perebiynis) and at Australian Open 2011 with Chan Yung-Jan.
He reached the semifinals in men’s doubles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. Hanley has returned home to Australia after living for the past decade in England and will work as a coach at Brisbane’s Loganlea Tennis Centre.