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.
“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.