The bandana-wearing Frenchman, who had an eye condition from birth, mixed talent and grit. Until the Isner-Mahut fest, his match against Santoro at the 2004 French Open, was the longest on record.
He liked to play in France, winning 3 of his 4 singles titles in Lyon, Metz and Marseille. Doubles was his primary jam though and particularly with Sebastian Grosjean and Michael Llodra he reaped the most success.
Reason to retire: Age
Career titles: 4
Win/Loss Record: 314/324
Career High Ranking: 10 (2001)
Finest moment: Winning the Wimbledon doubles title in 2007 with Llodra
Famous For: Reaching the 2001 Australian Open final, losing to Agassi.
What Next?: French Davis Cup captaincy
Did you Know? He has beaten top players such as Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter, Carlos Moya and more recently Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Đjoković.
Watch: vs. Andy Roddick