Andy Roddick Retires: Saying Goodbye to Brooklyn Decker in the Stands
This one retirement will impact every last tennis fan who has watched coverage with the hope of spotting one of the greatest WAGs in sports.
Brooklyn Decker, we will miss you.
Oh, sure, we'll also miss Andy Roddick, the man whose retirement we are mourning in our own special way.
As ESPN reports, the American tennis star will hang it all up after the 2012 US Open draws to a close.
Friday night could be our last chance to catch two things: Roddick doing what he does best in a second-round match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium; and his wife, supermodel Decker, cheering him on.
We choose to concentrate on the latter.
Really, Roddick has lead a pretty awesome life when it comes to his relationship with wife Decker.
According to People Magazine, the two met after Roddick spotted her in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition.
Lesser men declared, "I would love to meet that girl." But it was Roddick who actually did—thanks to a meeting set up by his agent.
Super Duper Model
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Sure, this has been the year of Kate Upton, as she continues to dance and wiggle her way into American hearts.
Decker, however, is a seasoned veteran when it comes to the swagger game.
She was the Sports Illustrated 2010 Swimsuit Issue cover girl, has been featured in the pages of Victoria's Secret catalogs and has a budding film career.
Just Go with It
Decker is off and running in Hollywood. While we may never actually see her rooting for her hubby from the stands on our television screens, we will most likely see more of her on theater screens.
Lemons, get in that blender for some lemonade.
Her IMDB profile continues to grow with features in Just Go With It, Battleship and What to Expect When You're Expecting.
If we could just get her a good movie to star in.
It's so Hard to Say Goodbye
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We may get as emotional as A-Rod.
Roddick spoke with reporters as to why he was announcing prior to Friday's match, and it makes perfect sense.
If I do run into some emotions tomorrow or in four days, I don't want people to think I'm a little unstable. Or more unstable. So that's why I came to this decision.
And that is why we bring you this moratorium. Please leave your condolences to this sports power couple at the door.
Life After Tennis
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Let's go with every obvious assumption people are making right now. Life will indeed be just fine for Roddick in retirement, especially with Decker by his side.
While there is no certainty as to what this man will do after tennis, we have to think he will have his plate full with things such as the Andy Roddick Foundation.
The 11-year-old foundation emphasizes improving life for at-risk children and their families, and enhancing "educational and economic opportunities for all children based on the principles of respect for family, education and morality."
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Roddick may shed a tear and we forgive you big ol' lugs out there who may get a little misty. But these two will be just fine.
Roddick and Decker have made like the Justice League and combined powers to do some good in this world.
Via Roddick's website.
In 2010 Andy and Brooklyn teamed up together for the Special Olympics where Brooklyn was a co-host at the Opening Ceremonies and Andy both presented and held a tennis clinic.
Yes, more of this. We need more of this.
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As pretty much any celebrity nowadays, you can follow Decker and her wonderful adventures via tweets and pics at @BrooklyDecker.
One of my faves may just be this one.
Sometimes I wish I still had this night to get excited about watching Family Matters, Step by Step, Full House and Boy Meets World. *sigh*— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) August 10, 2012
Step by Step was so underrated.
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Fine, we might as well pimp out the Twitter feed of a funny man and pretty good tennis player in Roddick, @andyroddick.
It's not all tennis updates, because he comes heavy with the hilarious quips as well.
That moment when you look at the car next to you and the guy is picking deep into the nose..... Then he looks over and knows you caught him— andyroddick (@andyroddick) August 25, 2012
Stay away from personal grooming around A-Rod.
Hottest of All Time?
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Men's Health created an epic list of the 100 Hottest Women of All Time. Decker comes in at No. 50.
We leave it to you and you rabid sports fans to argue where she falls on this list in the comments section below.
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It's been a blast, you two.
We certainly hope retirement is kind to that old 30-year -old tennis star. Something tells me it will be.
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