Tag: Retirement

Kiefer announces retirement

PARIS - Germany's Nicolas Kiefer, the former world number four currently ranked 722nd in the world, announced on Thursday that he is retiring from tennis at the age of 33 due to persistent injury problems.
"After a long period of reflection, I've decided to bring an end to my professional career," said Kiefer on his official website.
He added that he wanted to spend time with his baby daughter Mabelle Emilienne, who was born on August 11.
Kiefer turned professional in

Frustrated Park mulling retirement from Int’l duty

MANCHESTER - Park Ji-Sung has admitted he is frustrated to be leaving Manchester United when they are top of the Premier League but expects them to still be there when he returns from Asia Cup duty with South Korea.
"Playing for the national team is an honour, but I am also very happy to play for United,
so missing several games is disappointing," said in-form midfielder Park, who has scored six goals this season. Park,
who has had to balance his commitments with

Britain cuts spending, raises retirement age

LONDON: Britain said on Wednesday it would cut half a million public sector jobs, raise the retirement age and slash the welfare state as part of the biggest spending cuts in a generation.
After months of bitter negotiations, Conservative finance minister George Osborne confirmed he would press ahead with almost all the spending cuts he had outlined in a June budget.
Capital spending, however, he said would be 2 billion pounds higher per year than originally planned