Andy Roddick Announces Post-US Open Retirement Plans

Posted Thursday August 30, 2012 8:36 PM GMT

He's spent nearly a decade trying to claim that ever-elusive second Grand Slam singles title, and now Andy Roddick seems to be down to his very last opportunity.

The American ace made a surprise announcement during his press conference at the U.S. Open in Flushing, NYC on Thursday (August 30), as he revealed his plans to retire from tennis after tournament's end.

Talking with media on-hand at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Roddick said, “I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament. I wanted an opportunity to say good-bye. I hope I’m sticking around.”

And while he'll certainly be missed, there's no need to feel sorry for Andy - who turned 30-years-old today - as he gets to look forward to open days with his stunning Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue wife, Brooklyn Decker.

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