American tennis star Andy Roddick announced his retirement in a press conference Thursday at the 2012 U.S. Open. The 30-year-old stated that the tournament will be his last as a professional.
In a short statement at the press conference, Roddick said he doesn't feel like he is healthy or committed enough to continue for another year. He no longer feels he can compete with the top players, and he does not want to continue if that is the case.
Roddick said he was "waiting until he got to this tournament" to make the choice to retire, and he knew once he arrived.
The 2003 U.S. Open Champion will play Australian Bernard Tomic at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.