After 13 years on tour, tennis champ Andy Roddick is hanging up his rackets!
The former world No. 1 held a surprise press conference at the US Open on his 30th birthday and announced that he will retire after the tournament, citing injuries and poor form as the reason for his decision. Throughout his career, he's won 32 titles including the 2003 US Open. Plus, now he has millions of dollars, a mega hot wife in model-actress Brooklyn Decker and a spot in the Tennis Hall of Fame pretty much locked in. We can't blame him for wanting to move on!
Andy admitted that Brooklyn knew about his plans to retire for several days, but he kept it under wraps to everyone else. The tennis icon admitted he had been thinking about quitting for a while and even planned to play a limited schedule of tournaments next year, but said the idea didn’t match his personality. “For all my faults, the one thing I can say is that I’ve never gone half in on anything,” said Andy.
Once he retires, Andy said he will devote more time to his foundation that helps provide kids in need with quality education and other resources. Until then, he still has some tennis to play! Check out what could be the last match of his career tonight at 7:00pm EST on ESPN!
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