Retired: Dick Norman

Dick Norman

Big D

Big Dick Norman was a fixture on the tour for 22 years. His career blossomed over fits and starts after making it to the 4th round at Wimbledon in 1995 to semi-retiring till and making a comeback in 2003. At that time he was 32, an age where many players would be considering retiring, but Dick bucked the trend and 9 of his 14 Grand Slam appearances came after his 32nd birthday.

Doubles was his main jam and he qualified for the 2010 ATP World Tour Finals with Wes Moodie. They also reached the French Open final in 2009. No slouch, despite his size in singles, he won ‘over 10’ Challenger Tour titles

Reason to retire: Age
Doubles Career titles: 4 
Doubles Win/Loss Record: 53/47 
Doubles Career High Ranking: 10 (2010)
Finest moment: Reached the French Open finals in doubles with Wesley Moodie.
Famous For: Being 6’8″ and between 2006 and his retirement in June 2013, the oldest player on tour at 42.

Watch: Dick Norman’s behind the back lob

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