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Roddick will head into retirement on a high note
Shortly before the start of the 2012 U.S. Open tournament, American star Andy Roddick announced that he would retire after the commencement of his play at the Open. He has been a major star on the professional tennis circuit for over a decade, but has struggled in the past couple of years to regain his former star power.
With that in mind, Roddick has produced a magical run through the tournament and continues to delay his retirement as we speak. Entering the U.S. Open seeded No. 20, he is now in the Round of 16, which is actually a familiar format for Roddick in this event.
Throughout his career, the United States Open has been Roddick's best major tournament. He won the title in 2003 and has at least reached the quarterfinal round eight times prior to this year.
Therefore, it is only fitting that he capping off his tennis career at the site of his greatest tennis triumph. His 2003 win is the only Grand Slam singles title of his career. He also finished as the runner-up in 2006.
Roddick seems to have one final major run left in him, so it will be interesting to see how far he can take this. Andy's next match is against Juan Martin Del Potro, who is seeded No. 7 overall. He will likely be the betting favorite, but Roddick will surely have the crowd on his side as he attempts to advance in his favorite tennis tournament.