stefan koubek retires



One less for Tattoo Watch to keep tabs on now that pseudo-tramp-stamped Austrian Stefan Koubek has announced his retirement.

The 34-year-old ATPer, ranked 261st, plans to finish his pro career off with an exhibition match on July 30. “I wanted to play Roland Garros and Wimbledon one more time but I won’t make it,” he told the press. “Once you’ve decided to quit, you lose your motivation.”

More: Here are pics we took of Koubek back in March. Yes, you saw that correctly: it’s a chinese character superimposed over a tribal pattern. He has his cake and eats it, too!

(photos by TSF)

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TSF already knows that Stefan Koubek has a pretty awesome back tattoo. Now we can also add a belly button piercing to his list.

(Maybe that’s how Nike wanted us to tell him apart from Blake?)

DTL noticed it at the third round battle between the Austrian and the American at this year’s U.S. Open. Koubek lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 1-6.

(photos by Getty Images)

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Tattoo Watch: Austrian player Stefan Koubek‘s lower back tattoo spotted at the practice courts of this year’s Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.

(via Reiko, red shirt photo via MTF)

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