Carlos Berlocq, 36, retires from professional tennis



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Carlos Berlocq, 36, retires from professional tennis

Argentina's Carlos Berlocq has announced his retirement from professional tennis, per ESPN Tenis. Berlocq, who turned professional in 2001, retires at the age of 36. Berlocq's decision to retire shouldn't come as a surprise after the Argentine had one of his worst seasons on the Tour in 2019.

The 36-year-old made three main draw appearances at the ATP level this year and finished the season with a 0-3 record. The Argentine didn't have success at the Challenger level as well, having picked up multiple early round exits.

This past season, Berlocq went three and a half months without a win, picking up 10 consecutive losses in the process. Berlocq, who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 37 in the world in 2012, plummeted to No. 505 following his disappointing season.

During his career, Berlocq captured two ATP titles in singles and 19 titles on the Challenger Tour. The Argentine also enjoyed some success in the doubles as he won two ATP titles and reached a doubles career-high ranking of No.

50. Berlocq never made it past the second round at a Grand Slam but was a member of the Argentine team that won the 2016 Davis Cup title.