Bjorkman the last of a dying breed

One of the most charismatic players to ever set foot on a court, Jonas Bjorkman will call it a career following the Masters Cup. He'll leave behind the unique legacy of stardom in singles and doubles.

Originally Published: November 12, 2008
By Sandra Hartwitt | Special to ESPN.com

SHANGHAI, China -- It was in June at Wimbledon, the most auspicious of tennis tournaments, that 36-year-old Jonas Bjorkman set the stage for his departure from the game he has so long played and loved. In a statement that the gracious Swede e-mailed to the media, Bjorkman revealed the time had come for him to put down his racket at the end of the season after 16 glorious years on the tour. In his announcement, Bjorkman said, "It is with great joy that I look forward to the next phase of my life, ...

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