Andy Roddick celebrated his 30th birthday in very surprising fashion — by announcing his retirement from professional tennis after the U.S. Open.
"I'll make this short and sweet: I've decided that this is going to be my last tournament," he told reporters at a press conference Thursday, according to the Associated Press. "I just feel like it's time. I don't know that I'm healthy enough or committed enough to go another year."
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Roddick is the last American to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the U.S. Open back in 2003. Just 21 at the time, Roddick was the youngest American player to reach No. 1 and became the year-end No. 1 player in...
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Fresh off equaling Bjorn Borg's six French Open titles, Rafael Nadal could match another of the Swede's impressive feats: winning on the French clay and Wimbledon grass back-to-back for the third time. "It's the toughest turnaround in tennis," says NBC analyst Mary Carillo, "but Nadal is something very special indeed." Borg did it from 1978-80, and the Spaniard took home both trophies in 2008 and last year...
It's a Grand Slam for charity when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play back-to-back exhibitions today and Wednesday. The tennis aces, who usually meet only in the finals of major tournaments, will face off on consecutive days in their respective home countries of Switzerland and Spain, with proceeds going to their charitable efforts in Africa.
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