Sad news for Lokoli fans. Speculation had been rife that the French tennis player will announce his retirement from sports, at age 26, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 27/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a tennis player isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a tennis player just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouLaurent was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouLaurent.”
— @DesireePlum, 26 Nov 2020
“I thought Laurent Lokoli retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 26 Nov 2020
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