Doubles specialist Scott Lipsky calls it career

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Doubles specialist Scott Lipsky calls it career

American doubles specialist Scott Lipsky has called it a career after a decade and a half spent on the Tour. The 36-year-old last played at the French Open -- where he and fellow compatriot Tennys Sandgren were defeated in the first round.

Lipsky failed to make a good singles career as he never won an ATP title and his career-high singles ranking was the 315th place he achieved in 2006. However, the American won 16 ATP doubles titles and reached his career-high doubles ranking of No.

21 in the world in 2013. Lipsky reached the US Open men's doubles semi-final in 2014 -- where he and partner Rajeev Ram couldn't pull off an upset and beat Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan. The highlight of Lipsky's career came in 2011 -- when he and Australia's Casey Dellacqua won the French Open mixed doubles title after beating Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic in the final.

"Competing as a professional tennis player was my dream since I started playing the sport when I was five years old. Now, it's time to move on and spend more time at home with my wife and son. Thank you to everyone that has supported or helped me throughout my career," Lipsky said in his statement.

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