Doubles specialist Marcin Matkowski set to call it career in September


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Doubles specialist Marcin Matkowski set to call it career in September

Polish doubles specialist Marcin Matkowski's career is set to come to an end as the Pole has announced he plans to call it a career at either the Szczezin Challenger or Davis Cup in September per Michal Samulski. The 38-year-old hasn't played much this season as he appeared at only at three tournaments -- the Australian Open, Montpellier and the Poznan Challenger.

Matkowski lone doubles win of the season came in Montpelier as he suffered a first round loss at the Australian Open with Martin Klizan and also a first round exit in Poznan with Kacper Zuk respectively. Matkowski, who turned professional in 2003, never made it in singles but he has had a great doubles career, having won 17 titles and achieved a career-high ranking of No.

7 in the world. Matkowski has never landed a Grand Slam title despite being close to doing so on several occasions as he is an US Open men's doubles and mixed doubles runner-up, as well as a French Open mixed doubles runner-up.

The Pole also came close to winning it all at the prestigious Nitto ATP Finals but he and partner Mariusz Fyrstenberg ended runners-up at The O2 Arena in 2011.