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Andrew Broad announces semi-retirement

I regret to announce my semi-retirement from writing tennis-reports, with immediate (and indeed retrospective) effect.

I have just started a new job which means that I will have many fewer hours to pursue my hobbies than I did before, and there is no way that I would be able to sustain the effort currently required to research and write my lengthy reports.

Just as tennis-players don't make it without hard work and sacrifices, so too must I work hard and make sacrifices to progress my career as a computer-scientist.

It pains me greatly to make this decision, but it's something I did foresee when I made my vow for each member of my Eternal Fanship:
From now on, and until the end of her career (or my life), I will follow her with the same level of dedication as the players of whom I'm already an Eternal Fan, to the maximum extent that my personal circumstances and available resources will allow.

The maximum extent that my circumstances and resources now allow is the following:

1. I will continue to update the Matchographies on my website.

2. I will continue to update the Biographies on my website at the end of each year.

3. During the French Open, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Australian Open, and the Olympics, I will follow these tournaments with the same dedication as I did before. But I will not be doing any more extended reports for these tournaments (except the ones that I actually attend).

4. I will follow other tournaments privately, without posting reports. This even includes the US Open, which is not televised on any channels to which I have access, and is therefore not worth demanding two weeks' extra leave for.

Dr. Andrew Broad

My Eternal Fanship: 1. Monica Seles; 2. Мария Шарапова (‘Maria Sharapova’); 3. Daniela Hantuchová; 4. Jelena Dokić; 5. Iva Majoli; 6. Karina Habšudová; 7. Вера Звонарёва (‘Vera Zvonarëva’); 8. Nicole Vaidišová; 9. Анна Чакветадзе (‘Anna Chakvetadze’); 10. Lucie Šafářová; 11. Ирода Туляганова (‘Iroda Tulyaganova’); 12. Magdaléna Rybáriková; 13. Sabine Lisicki
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