American former world no.1 Andy Roddick has has just announced at the press conference in New York that he is planning to retire from tennis after the 2012 US Open. He will be facing Australian Bernard Tomic in the third round of the tournament.
Roddick, who turned 30 today, is a holder of one Grand Slam Tournament (2003 US Open) and has got 32 ATP career titles to his name. Although his announcement to hang up his racket on the wall comes as a bit of a shock, many tennis experts were expecting for it to happen sooner or later.
Roddick’s Wimbledon 2009 Final against the Swiss maestro Federer was one of the most memorable matches in the history of the All England Club. The American came so close to taking his second Major title, eventually losing after an epic fifth set (16-14 to Federer). Wimbledon was most probably his favourite tournament and he proved it with two more final appearances in 2004 and 2005 (losing both to Federer).
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