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Andy Roddick to retire after US Open


Andy Roddick of the USA waves to the crowd as he walks off court after being defeated in his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against David Ferrer of Spain on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 30, 2012 in London, England.


Clive Brunskill

Top American tennis player Andy Roddick announced his plan to retire from the sport at a news conference on Thursday.

The former No. 1, who turned 30 the day of his announcement, has been plagued by injuries over the past two years, noted Tennis Magazine. He has not won a Masters Series title since the 2010 Miami Masters and has not reached a Grand Slam final since Wimbledon in 2009.

"I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament," Roddick said, according to USA Today. "I don't know if I'm healthy enough or committed enough to continue another year.

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"For 13, 14 years, I was invested fully.… I have been pretty good about keeping my nose to the grindstone. I feel like I've won a lot of matches by being consistent."

News of Roddick's retirement came just a day after one of women's tennis greats, Kim Clijsters, also announced her retirement from singles, reported CBS Sports. She was knocked out of the US Open — her final tournament — in the second round by young British player Laura Robson.

Roddick managed to win two small titles this summer in Eastbourne and Atlanta, but was knocked out of Wimbledon by David Ferrer and was beaten by Novak Djokovic at the Olympics, according to Tennis Magazine. He is scheduled to play Australian Bernard Tomic in the second round of the US Open on Thursday night.