Andy Roddick plays his final competitive tennis match ever during day ten of the 2012 U.S. Open on Wednesday (September 5) at the USTA Billie Jean King Center in the Queens neighborhood of New York City.
The 30-year-old athlete’s wife Brooklyn Decker watched on in tears as Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina beat the retiring player in four sets.
“For the first time in my career I’m not sure what to say. Where do I start? Since I was a kid, I’ve been coming to this tournament and felt lucky to sit where all of you are sitting today and watch this game and see all the champions that have come and gone. I’ve loved every minute of it,” Andy said in a post-game interview. “It’s been a road of a lot of ups and downs, a lot of great moments. I appreciate your support all the way. I really do appreciate and love you guys with all my heart. Hopefully I’ll come back to this place one day and see all of you again.”
Andy also paid tribute to his family and his agent Ken Meyerson, who passed away last year.
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