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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Roddick retirement plans shock many

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Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick says the 2012 U.S. Open will be his last tournament.

On his 30th birthday, Andy Roddick announced that this year's U.S. Open will be his final tournament. Roddick won the U.S. Open in 2003 and after playing Davis Cup for years, helped the U.S. team win the championship in 2007. The only active players who have won more titles than Roddick are Roger Federer (76) and Rafael Nadal (50). The tennis world reacted to the news on Twitter.

Patrick McEnroe, U.S. Davis Cup Captain for 2007 title

Thanks @andyroddick for all you have done for American tennis

— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) August 30, 2012

Bob Bryan, Davis Cup teammate

Sad to see @andyroddick announce his retirement but excited for him to start his new life. I'm happy to call Andy my f& say.ly/vUt44De

— Bob Bryan (@Bryanbros) August 30, 2012

Brad Gilbert, Andy Roddick's coach during 2003 U.S. Open

I am stunned Arod just anounced his retirement after the tourney

— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) August 30, 2012

Serena Williams

@andyroddick you are leaving me :(

— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 31, 2012

Sabine Lisicki

Wow Andy Roddick will retire after this Us Open... His press conferences are always funny. Even today...

— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) August 30, 2012

Laura Robson

Wow. Roddick announces this US Open is his last tournament. Sad but wish him all the best in whatever he does next.

— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) August 30, 2012

Fan reaction

gac_1223: Grew up watching Roddick perform at a high level. Too bad it came at the same time as Federer and Nadal. Going to be tough to watch tennis without you Andy!!

rayman8130: He seems too young to retire.

DucksRoseBowlChamps: going out on his b-day...definitely one of the better Americans in a long time

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