Belgian's Steve Darcis, who will retire at the end of the Australian Open in January, says he would like to become the captain of the Belgian Davis Cup team someday in the future and that he plans to stay involved in the sport of tennis.
Speaking on 7sur7, Darcis says, "Become a captain? It's something that would hold me, dear. I would like it. Now, are they going to call on me? Will the team feel that I can be the right person? Will Johan stop? There are all these things that will come into play.
What is certain is that I will stay in the world of tennis." Darcis has been bothered by an elbow injury for some time now and says he feels relieved to retire now. "I feel relieved to retire. I really hurt my elbow too much.
I made a lot of effort to come back. I still had a great level and the desire to play, but it was time to stop. I was caught for the ATP Cup in January. I told myself that I was going to end with a Grand Slam. I love Australia. I still had the ranking for Melbourne so I decided it would be the right place to quit."
Darcis, who reached the Top 40 in the rankings, says his win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon remains the most important win of his career. "This match is one of the most important of my career and one I'm most proud of."