Thursday, August 30, 2012
Andy Roddick just announced on his press conference that he will retire from professional tennis at the end of the 2012 US Open.
"I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament," said Roddick.
"I feel it is the right time to do it. I have thought about it for a while.
"These other guys have gotten really, really good. I knew it was right time as soon as I played my first-round match here," added Roddick.
"It has been a process, not just days. I am not interested in just existing on tour and I have other things that excite me outside of tennis. I don't want to disrespect the game by coasting home."