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Andy Roddick Will Retire After U.S. Open

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Andy Roddick of the United States returns a shot against Rhyne Williams of the United States during their men's singles first round match on Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Andy Roddick of the United States returns a shot against Rhyne Williams of the United States during their men’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

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  NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Roddick says the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career.

The 2003 U.S. Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference Thursday, his 30th birthday.

The 20th-seeded Roddick is scheduled to play Bernard Tomic in the second round Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The American’s surprising decision to walk away from the sport comes a day after four-time major champion Kim Clijsters played the last singles match of her career, a second-round loss to Laura Robson at Flushing Meadows.

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