Tennis pro Andy Roddick to retire after U.S. Open
August 30th, 2012
08:20 PM ET

Tennis pro Andy Roddick to retire after U.S. Open

Tennis pro Andy Roddick will retire after the U.S. Open tournament, a spokesman for the International Tennis Federation said Thursday.

Roddick, who turned 30 years old on Thursday, will compete in the tourney and is the last American man to win the U.S. Open, in 2003.

"Andy has been an outstanding ambassador for our sport and our country, always carrying himself with the character and class that define a champion," said U.S. Tennis Association board chairman Jon Vegosen. "In addition to representing the U.S. on the world stage, he was a Davis Cup stalwart and standout."

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. SheriffBob9/11

    Roddick never was much of a threat.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nittany Lion

    Yeah. He wasn't ever a good football player.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SheriffBob9/11

    Foosball. Not football.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Too bad.
    He was fun to watch.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dreamersempire

    No mention of his world record speed serves? He was a lot of fun to watch.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Shawn from bk

    O.m.g are u serious andy no big issues like talk about our stuff

    August 31, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. another question

    @CNN Maud. Mod. Whatever. Are you just going to sit there and leave June Bug 11:13 racist bs posted?

    August 31, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |