Andy Roddick has announced that following his appearance at the US Open, he will be retiring from professional tennis.
“I’ll make this short and sweet: I’ve decided that this is going to be my last tournament,” said Roddick tonight. “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 is scheduled to play 19-year-old, Aussie, Bernard Tomic in the second round Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“I don’t know that I want to disrespect the game by coasting home,” Roddick said at the end of his press conference. Thanks for the memories Andy…now go home to your gorgeous wife, Brooklyn Decker.