Roddick retirement plans shock many
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— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) August 30, 2012
@andyroddick for all you have done for American tennis
Bob Bryan, Davis Cup teammate
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 (@serenawilliams) August 31, 2012
@andyroddick you are leaving me :(
Wow Andy Roddick will retire after this Us Open... His press conferences are always funny. Even today...— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) August 30, 2012
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
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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