Andy Roddick is a U.S. Open champion tennis player who can serve really hard. He is also a big time player off the court. We're talking...

Andy Roddick announced this afternoon at a press conference that he will retire from professional tennis after this year's U.S. Open, which is currently underway in New York City.

Asked why he's calling it quits, Roddick simply pointed to a gallery of Brooklyn Decker photos and reminded reporters that stepping away will allow him to spend more time with his wife.

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Tennis star Andy Roddick must have decided that a shirt only impedes his mammoth first serve ... because he ditched it for this new Lacoste commercial!

A-Rodd absolutely aces the spot for the new Lacoste Challenge 2 fragrance (it smells like tennis balls), showing off his crazy skillz and ripped physique.

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Two months after tying the knot and creating a near-perfect gene pool for their future model and tennis player children, Andy Roddick and Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue mainstay Brooklyn Decker couldn't be happier with married life.

"It's great, it’s wonderful," she said at last weekend's Whitney Contemporaries Art Party and Auction in NYC. "Nothing's changed ... in a good way. So it's nice."

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Marrying in a twilight ceremony at his Austin, Texas, home, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker's wedding day was an occasion the tennis star and model will always remember. Below are a couple of images from the weekend festivities.

On the left, Roddick calmed his nerves before walking down the aisle with a game of golf. On the right, Brooklyn dazzled in her white wedding dress.

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For a good cause, of course. Not just for Brooklyn Decker.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Sir Elton John hosted his 16th Annual Advanta World Team Tennis Smash Hits event over the weekend, with the goal of helping out people with AIDS in Atlanta and surrounding communities in Georgia.

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If there's one thing the celebrity gossip world can't get enough of, it's crazy skanks looking for 15 minutes of fame via nude photos and sex tapes.

But if there's a second thing, it's the celebrity engagement! We've had so many to cover lately, we feel like it's our job! NOTE: It is. So great.

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Andy Roddick Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Omaha, Nebraska
Full Name
Andrew Stephen Roddick