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Retirement Announcement

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The day after his first round match at the 2012 U.S. Open, on his 30th birthday, Andy Roddick called a news conference to announce it would be his final tournament.

"For whatever my faults have been, I felt like I've never done anything halfway," Roddick said. "This is probably the first time that I can sit here and say I'm not sure I can put everything into it physically and emotionally. I didn't want to disrespect the game by coasting home."