Longtime American umpire Jake Garner has a new job.
“I made the decision at the early part of this year to step away,” Garner said on a US Open podcast hosted by Nick McCarvel.
Garner, who chaired the US Open men’s singles final six times, has taken a desk job.
He is the USTA’s “senior manager of the professional pathway for officiating”, to help train and bring on the next generation of officials.
Garner said he still loved his job, but having a wife and two young daughters made the decision to be home easier.