Found August 30, 2012 on
Andy Roddick is hanging it up. The 30-year-old tennis player called an impromptu news conference on Thursday to announce that he will be retiring from tennis after the U.S. Open. "I just feel like it's time," he told assembled reporters. "When I was playing in the first round, I knew [this would be my last tournament]." Roddick, who was also celebrating his birthday on Thursday, was the 2003 U.S. Open champion and the last North American male to capture a Grand Slam tournament title.
BEST OF MAXIM
Andy Roddick is ready to walk away from tennis whenever his U.S. Open ends.
The 2003 U.S. Open champion and former No. 1-ranked player surprisingly announced his plans to retire at a news conference at Flushing Meadows on Thursday, his 30th birthday.
''I'll make this short and sweet: I've decided that this is going to be my last tournament,'' said Roddick...
Andy Roddick's retirement party rocks on.
The 2003 U.S. Open champion, who last week announced he would retire after he was done at Flushing Meadows, advanced to the fourth round Sunday with a 7-5, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Roddick is in the round of 16 for the first time at a Grand Slam this season. But the upcoming test will be tougher. His next...
GAME. SET. MATCH
At age 30, Andy Roddick is an old man in the tennis world, and on Thursday, he announced that he will be stepping away from the game for good following the US Open.
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Since Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, only four other players besides the ‘Big 3′ have won a Grand Slam event , Andy Roddick being one...
Q. Could you talk about Andy Roddick retiring now? You’re kind of the veteran American player now.
JAMES BLAKE: Yeah, I mean, I always tried to feel like I’m available for any young guys if they want advice. I’ve probably been guilty of giving a little too much advice if they don’t want it.
I definitely want to help the guys. I feel like I’ve done my best trying...
While Andy Roddick was giving a young American called Rhyne Williams the experience of a lifetime at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday, a mighty roar went up over on Court 15 to signify a dramatic and remarkable victory for a new American doubles team that is determined to follow in the footsteps of the Bryan brothers.
Ryan and Christian Harrison are not twins but the Louisiana-born...
Andy Roddick is healthy, rich, smart, 30 years old and married to Brooklyn Decker. He spent his career traveling the world and doing what he wanted to do. He never got into much trouble.
When a guy creates a life that you would love for your son, it's hard to see failure.
But in the end, Roddick was more name than game. He announced Thursday that he'll retire after the...
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FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – While Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters retire, Serena Williams is driven even more to continue playing.
Fourth seed Williams defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-2, 6-4, coming back from being down a break in the second set.
Williams committed 24 errors and six-double faults in the match, despite the 32 winners.
“I wasn’t really happy with the way I was...
More and more, the US Open is becoming a tournament of hello and goodbye. As fast as the young ones spring forward, the older ones take their final bows.
Andy Roddick is not quite there yet; he will play the young Australian Bernard Tomic on Arthur Ashe Stadium at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. But on his 30th birthday Thursday, the stalwart of American tennis decided to announce his retirement...
NEW YORK (AP) — At a U.S. Open that will be remembered for goodbyes by Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters, another former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, left with a spirited second-round loss that felt nothing like a farewell.
Hours after Roddick chose the occasion of his 30th birthday to let the tennis world in on a little secret he’d been keeping — he’ll retire...