Scott Lipsky is retiring from professional tennis, the 36-year-old Long Island native announced on social media over the weekend.
“Hi everybody, I just wanted to write to announce my retirement from tennis,” Lipsky said in a statement. “Competing as a professional tennis player was my dream since I started playing the sport when I was five-years-old. Now it’s time to move on and spend more time at home with my wife and son. Thank you to everyone that has supported or helped me throughout my career.”
Lipsky attended John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, where he won a state championship alongside Sean Worth in doubles in 1996.
He carved out a nice career competing on the ATP World Tour, where he won 16 doubles titles and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open in 2014 and was a quarterfinalist in previous years at all three of the other Grand Slams.
Lipsky’s last tournament came at the French Open in May, where he competed alongside fellow American Tennys Sandgren.