'Nearly man' Andy Roddick to quit after US Open
NEW YORK (AFP) - Former world number one Andy Roddick will retire after this year's US Open, the American star announced on Thursday, the day of his 30th birthday.
Roddick won the US Open in 2003 but never managed to add to his Grand Slam collection in an era increasingly dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - who have won 29 of the last 30 majors.
"I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament," said Roddick.
"I feel it is the right time to do it. I have thought about it for a while.