now, Steve Darcis (ATP 176), and has still not been returned, his last race in Belgium will be played. The Also lost 6-1, 6-2 against Frenchman Gilles Simon (ATP 47), in the first round of the European Open, the ATP 250 tournament in Antwerpen, belgium (clay 635.750 time. The 35-year-old Darcis, announced Saturday that he will be in January after the Australian Open to end his career and make a move.

“I’m a little disappointed to see it end like this, but that’s life,” said Steve Darcis after the match. “I want to thank all of you who have the move to here has been made today, and anyone who has me from the very beginning of my career and has supported it. If I’m here, today, it is thanks to them. Thank you to everyone.”

On the occasion of the competition, donated by André Stein, chairman of the board of the Belgian tennis federation, Darcis, a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. An award for his career in the flower to be put in. “This award, on which the words, “Monsieur, Coupe Davis” engraved in the face, it symbolizes the gratitude of the Belgian tennis-world feel for what he’s done. He continues to be a role model for everyone. Congratulations,” a voice said.