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:
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.