Andy Roddick announces his retirement from tennis

Andy Roddick retires at 30, will spend more time with his hot wife

8/31/12 in Tennis   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Aug 28, 2012; Queens, NY, USA; Andy Roddick (USA) returns a shot against Rhyne Williams (USA) on day two of the 2012 US Open at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.   Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY SportsAndy Roddick has been arguably the best American tennis players since Sampras and Agassi were in their prime.

Granted, that's not saying much, particularly in the age of "Big 4" dominance, when guys like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are snatching up all of the major championships.

Still Roddick has been a damn good player over the years, even if some people don't think he lived up to his potential.

His 2009 Wimbledon final loss to Federer was one of the greatest Major championship finals ever. His 2003 US Open win was his only Major championship, but he also won 31 other tournaments, and was a finalist at WImbledon 3 times.

Roddick was briefly the number 1 player in the world, back in 2003. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.

Now, he's calling it quits, presumably to spend a little more time with his wife, supermodel Brooklyn Decker.

While I think he still has quite a bit left in the tank... I must be honest. I don't blame him at all.

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12/14/12   |   NittanyJon   |   245 respect

Hopefully he does not lose all of his earnings from tennis. At that point, Brooklyn will leave him faster than a Boris Becker serve. 

9/4/12   |   luciousj_s   |   2458 respect

If he loves her like he loved Tennis they gonna have to cute babies.

9/4/12   |   luciousj_s   |   2458 respect

My Goodness Andy Roddick retirement is a good thang.
On top of that with all the money on endorsement he has made 
plus his little fame he has established. Go Andy

9/1/12   |   sravya4rafa   |   4355 respect

We'll miss you, Roddick!!!!!!!!! frown

8/31/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Roddick and Kim Clijsters both hanging em up after the Open?  Wow the prize money sure makes it easier to retire early these days than when the players of the past were playing.

Clijsters has had trouble staying healthy for years now, and wants to have more children. Roddick has also had injuries these last few years, and has never wanted to be a guy ranked around 50 or 75 who shows up to Slams to lose in the first or second round. Thanks and good luck to both.

8/31/12   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

 

Lucky Roddick. I got to hang with her for about 30 seconds one day - while we both could not get into Andy's match!

8/31/12   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Roddick and Kim Clijsters both hanging em up after the Open?  Wow the prize money sure makes it easier to retire early these days than when the players of the past were playing.