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Guga mulls retirement if he can't become competitive again

Updated: September 12, 2007, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten might retire if he fails to play competitive tennis next year.

The 31-year-old Brazilian was ranked No. 1 in 2000 but is now 662nd. He has a 2-7 singles record this season, his first playing regularly on the ATP Tour since hip surgery in September 2004.

"My goal is to try to gain more confidence and feel conformable for the singles tournaments, and I think next year I need to be feeling that way and competing ...

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