Andy Roddick celebrated his 30th birthday by announcing his retirement as Roger Federer, the great Grand Slam tormentor of the American, eased into the third round at the US Open.
Andy Roddick of the US hits the ball against Rhyne Williams of the US during their men's first round 2012 US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 28. Roddick will retire after this year's US Open, the American star announced on Thursdy, the day of his 30th birthday.
Roddick, a former world number one, who won his only major title in New York in 2003, admitted his level was struggling to match the big three of Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic and he will quit once the US Open is over.
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