Sargis Sargsian, the highest-ranked player to ever emerge from
Armenia, has announced his retirement in New York . Sargsian, 33,
reached a career-high ranking of No. 38 in January 2004. His lone title
came in Newport in 1997; he also reached finals in Moscow and St.
Petersburg. He finished his career with a 155-207 match record.
Sargsian defeated Top 10 player Nikolay Davydenko to
reach the second round of Gstaad in early July, but played just one
tournament after that – a first-round loss at the Bronx Challenger in
Sargsian, a close friend of Andre Agassi, is in New
York watching the US Open, where last year he reached the fourth round.
Sargsian was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1973.