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Farewell, Andy Roddick

by Matthew Price Published: August 31, 2012
Andy Roddick speaks during a news conference during the second round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament,  Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in New York. Roddick says the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 U.S. Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference Thursday, his 30th birthday.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Andy Roddick speaks during a news conference during the second round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in New York. Roddick says the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 U.S. Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference Thursday, his 30th birthday.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Andy Roddick will retire following the U.S. Open, according to an AP story.

He announced his retirement from tennis on Thursday, his 30th birthday.

“I just feel like it’s time. I don’t know that I’m healthy enough or committed enough to go another year,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to, in a perfect world, finish at this event.”

Roddick will play tonight against Bernard Tomic of Australia in the U.S. Open’s second round.   Roddick was the 2003 U.S. Open champion and former world’s No. 1 player.

Best of luck to Andy Roddick in the U.S. Open and in his career after professional tennis.

- Matt Price
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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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