Wimbledon Champion Wesley Koolhof Announces Retirement After 2024 Season

Wesley Koolhof will end his career after the 2024 season. The doubles specialist fulfilled a lifelong dream this year by winning Wimbledon.

by Nikolaus Fink

last edited: November 28, 2023, 8:29 p.m

Wesley Koolhof triumphed in Wimbledon in 2023

Wesley Koolhof announced his departure from tennis on Tuesday on the “NL Tennis Podcast”. Accordingly, the 34-year-old doubles specialist will end his active career after the 2024 season. “It’s time for something different,” said the Dutchman, who celebrated two Grand Slam titles in his career.

In 2022, Koolhof won the mixed doubles competition at the French Open alongside the Japanese Ena Shibahara, and this year he triumphed in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon with Neal Skupski. Winning the title in southwest London was a “key moment” for him, said Koolhof. “After that, a weight fell off my shoulders.”

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Until August of this year, Koolhof was at the top of the world rankings; the Dutchman is currently in eighth place. “It was a great year. Let’s see if I can do it again next year,” explained the 34-year-old. Next season Koolhof will play with Croatian Nikola Mektic.

2023-11-28 19:45:00
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