Tennis - Belgium's Steve Darcis is likely to announce his retirement from professional tennis this weekend at the European Open in Antwerp, according to TennisKrant, Darcis has been suffering from chronic injuries to his elbow for some time and that may be the reason he may decide to hang up his rackets.
The 35-year-old Darcis will take part in the European Open as a wild card entrant and he could also very well likely be available for selection for the Davis Cup. Darcis, who turned pro in 2003, is currently ranked No. 177 in the world.
He has been ranked as high as No. 38 in May 2017 and has won over $3 million in career prize money. He has suffered from several serious injuries in his tennis career - he underwent right shoulder surgery in October 2013, missing eight months of the season - then underwent 2 right wrist surgeries after the 2015 season and missed all of the 2018 seasons due to an elbow injury.
He has a 4-10 record on the ATP Tour this season - his best performances of the season have included a semi-final appearance at the ATP 250 event in Pune, reaching the finals of the ATP Challenger event in Cherbourg, France and the semi-finals of another ATP Challenger event in Pau, France in the early part of the season.
In his most recent appearance on the ATP Challenger tour in Orleans, Darcis reached the second round - beating Lukas Rosol in the first round before going down to top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.