Andy Roddick to Retire from Tennis Following 2012 US Open

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IAugust 30, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Andy Roddick of the United States looks on against  Rhyne Williams of the United States during their men's singles first round match on Day Two of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2012 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Andy Roddick has announced he will retire from the sport of tennis after the US Open. The announcement comes on Roddick's 30th birthday. The tournament's official Twitter account tweeted:

BREAKING NEWS: @andyroddick announcing retirement after 2012 #usopen campaign. LISTEN LIVE NOW:

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 30, 2012


The Daily Mail had the following from Roddick, who stated he had a pretty good idea earlier this summer following his last loss at Wimbledon: 

I've always, whatever my faults have been, I felt like I've never done anything halfway. It's probably the first time in my career that I can sit here and say I'm not sure that I can put everything into it physically and emotionally.

I don't know that I want to disrespect the game by coasting home. I had plans to play a smaller schedule next year. But the more I thought about it, I think you've either got to be all in or not.

Roddick, who cruised to a straight-sets victory over Rhyne Williams in the first round on Tuesday, faces Australia's Bernard Tomic next.

Roddick has a career 610-212 record, including 32 singles titles, and career prize money of more than $20 million. He won the 2003 US Open, beating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals. No North American male tennis player has yet to win a Grand Slam singles title since.


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