A legend announced his retirement from competition today.
Deciding to step away from the sport while still at the top, the 37-year-old Quebec native who holds a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) record of 36-2 decided that his time was up and that his motivation level was not as it once was when he was younger.
Even though he practiced an entirely different sport than us, Georges St-Pierre (GSP) undoubtably left his mark on the tennis scene.
It is well known that Genie Bouchard and Georges St-Pierre share a lot of mutual respect and enjoy each other’s company.
Last November, they immortalized the moment on camera.
“Happy to have crossed paths with @geniebouchard this weekend in Miami. Good luck for your next tournament 🎾,” said GSP.
They also attended the same Halloween party a few years back.
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) November 1, 2014
Genie did not waste time in sending him a message once he announced his retirement just a few hours ago.
Happy retirement Georges 🙏🏼 https://t.co/6kv3rdS4ko
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 21, 2019
Last August, GSP made a notable appearance at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal. A tournament regular, he took part in the celebrity match in 2018, playing alongside our Canadians Rebecca Marino and Carol Zhao. In fact, they were both members of his team and despite their loss, they still managed to have a lot of fun.
Many of the other players took the opportunity to get a little souvenir of their encounter with GSP, including Rebecca, who even captioned her pic in French.
Even Georges St-Pierre himself expressed how much he enjoyed his experience.
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) August 3, 2018
We also remember when Elina Svitolina, the current world no. 6, was extremely excited to meet the legend in the Player’s Lounge during the tournament.
One thing is certain, GSP has definitely left his mark and we wish him all the best in his retirement.