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An emotional Andy Roddick cried Wednesday as he said goodbye to his fans following his final match, a loss to Juan Martin del Potro at the 2012 U.S. Open.

"Wow. For the first time in my career, I'm not sure what to say," the teary-eyed, always candid 30-year-old former World No. 1 said. "Where do I start?"

"Since I was a kid, I've been coming to this tournament. I felt lucky just to sit where all of you are sitting today, to watch this game and to see the champions who have come and gone and I've loved every minute of it."

"It has been a road with a lot of ups, a lot of downs and a lot of great moments. I've appreciated your support along the way," he continued.

"I know I certainly haven't made it easy for you at times, but I really do appreciate it and love you guys with all my heart."

"Last, I just want to say thank you to my family, my mom and my dad, who are up here, who gave me every chance in the world. Thank you."

"And my support team, who's been there with me forever. One thing I'm not scared of about retirement is the people that I go home to. They're great and I appreciate it."

Roddick announced last week that he would retire from tennis after the U.S. Open, ending a career that saw him win 32 championships over a decade.

He won only one Grand Slam - the 2003 U.S. Open - due largely to the emergence of all-time greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Don't feel too bad for him though.

Brooklyn Decker pics. 'Nuff said.

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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.

Just kidding.

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"It's a matter of how I feel, and if I feel I can compete at the highest level," he actually said of his decision.

Roddick owns 32 career titles and won the U.S. Open in 2003 for his only major title. He's currently ranked No. 22 in the world.

The American star has banked $20 million in career prize money and enjoys a host of endorsements. He has also battled knee, ankle, shoulder and back injuries in recent years.

And, oh, did we mention he's married to Brooklyn Decker? Hard to blame the guy for walking away.

The 30-year old plays Bernard Tomic in the second round on Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Let's all cheer him on during this final run.

by Free Britney at . Comments

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.

It doesn't really smell like tennis balls. We made that up. Ladies everywhere wouldn't mind getting close enough to find out for themselves, however.

Damn you, Brooklyn Decker ...

Andy Roddick Biography

Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker 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... More »
Born
Birthplace
Omaha, Nebraska
Full Name
Andrew Stephen Roddick
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