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Andy Roddick Retiring from Tennis After U.S. Open

Andy Roddick Retiring from Tennis After U.S. Open

Andy Roddick announces that he will retire from tennis following the U.S. Open during a press conference on Thursday (August 30) at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of New York City.

“I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament,” Andy said. “I wanted an opportunity to say good-bye. I hope I’m sticking around.”

Andy, who moved on to the second round of the U.S. Open, turned 30-years-old today. Happy birthday, Andy!!

ARE YOU SAD that Andy Roddick is retiring from tennis?

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  • Jandie

    Oh jeez nobody cares.
    He’s retiring because he knows he’s a giant loser.
    Good for him.

  • snap crackle pop

    No, he was a great player that had some major coaching match up issues. He also stayed loyal to his brother assisting him WAY too long.
    Roddick was the start of the whole- you need an insane serve to win- wave and is a great guy.
    Agree that he never quite lived up to his potential, but, not for lack of effort or laziness.
    Happy that he retires having won the US Open.

  • jjjj

    His career was a let down. He never became a super star tennis player that was hoped for. His best was not good enough. So his retirement is no big deal. He made a fortune despite his lack of ability anyway. It has been a while since the USA has had a a male super star in tennis. Hopefully that will happen one day soon.

  • Tom

    @snap crackle pop: He was not a great player. You are making excuses for his lack of success.

  • Chanel

    He’s an undeniably talented player even if he never reached his full potential after his US Open win way back when. To his credit though, that’s more due to Federer and Nadal than his coaching, serve, etc. issues. Best of luck to him!

  • Amanda

    No, I’m not sad about it at all. Watching him play, as an American myself, was almost always disappointing. He’s talented for sure. That’s why he went pro, but compared to his peers he was mediocre at best.

  • Mary

    I’m sad… Love this man as a player and as a person…
    Best of luck Andy… We’ll miss u on the court!

  • ace11

    Wonder when the Wife dumps him now

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  • lulu

    ace11 @
    Wonder when the Wife dumps him now
    I bet soon !

  • Claudia

    I’m not american i i think i’m sadder than a lot of them! Well, i don’t know, i think he was a great tennis player, i’m sooo sad! Definitely going to miss him a lot! Wish him the best of luck, he deserves it!

    The good thing is that he doesn’t seem sad, i think he’s very exciting about the next part of his life..

    Happy birthday Andy!

  • Sean

    Overrated. Never lived up to the hype like Agassi and sampras. Men’s American tennis dead

  • http://lucy__luz luz mae s.

    yeah i;m sad coz i believe that he still can play good matches and win titles. at least 2 more years i wish. I am dreaming and wishing to watch him play professionally in person but dream over for me. :( he’s one of the best tennis players ever .. 32 titles, 1 slam, 1 davis cup champ and world no. 1. But i respect his decision. he’s happy and contented. his tennis career is very successful. i just wish he won more grand slams..but 1 slam is great than noting. i wish he gets the title now for the last time. i am so proud of him and love him so much. i wish i still can meet him in person. In God’s time. Good luck and God bless andy ko! xoxo :)

  • jane

    Ball-boys/girls around the world rejoice!!!

  • Lalique

    @jane: Why?

  • Manny

    Super bummed. Always love to watch him play. Great competitor. Wish him nothing but the very best for his life after tennis…

  • chuck

    to enroll in anger mgmt classes

  • pam

    The habit of throwing his sweaty towel on the floor and expecting the ball-boys to pick it up was gross.. also snarling at them when he thought they weren’t quick enough.. sad