04 Nov James Cluskey announces retirement from professional tennis
James Cluskey has today announced his retirement from the professional tennis tour.
In 2004 James won the U18 national singles title and in 2005 he moved to the US where he played college tennis for Louisiana State University for four years. He played his first Futures match in Limerick in 06 and made his debut for Ireland playing in the Davis Cup against Slovenia in the same year.
In 2009 he turned pro and in 2010 he won four Futures doubles titles, three of them partnering compatriot Colin O’Brien.
Cluskey has represented the Irish Davis Cup team on nine separate occasions since his first appearance in 2006 and has always been a great ambassador for the sport in Ireland.
He reached a career high doubles ATP ranking of 145 in 2014 and after a year which saw him qualify for his first ever ATP event at the Swedish Open, at the age of 29 he has officially announced his retirement from the tour.