Andy Roddick fought to the finish

To say he retires as one-Slam wonder is to ignore how doggedly he chased Fed

Updated: August 31, 2012, 1:16 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In hindsight, it's clear he had been building toward this, subconsciously dropping little hints as recently as Tuesday. But when Andy Roddick slid behind the microphone Thursday for an abruptly called news conference at the U.S. Open and said he is calling it a career after his tournament run here is through, the announcement landed like a bombshell.

And that didn't change even when Roddick -- for so long the only thing American men's tennis has had to brag about -- tried ...

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