Roddick retirement plans shock many

Updated: August 30, 2012, 10:45 PM ET
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Andy RoddickElsa/Getty ImagesAndy 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

Bob Bryan, Davis Cup teammate

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

Serena Williams

Sabine Lisicki

Laura Robson

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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