Juan Carlos Ferrero to retire from tennis after Valencia Open

Former world number one and French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero will retire after next month's Valencia Open 500. 

The 32-year-old Spaniard has had an injury-hit season and is currently world ranked 111th.

His only Grand Slam came at Roland Garros in 2003 and he became world number one in September that year after finishing runner-up at the US Open.

"This season injuries have prevented me from playing with regularity," said the 2003 US Open finalist.

"And it was a tough year as I realised on the court that I did not have the same ambition after 14 years at the top level.

"I am starting a new phase in my life with tremendous excitement. I will continue to be involved with tennis through the Valencia Open, the academy, the foundation that carries my name and other projects."