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Andy Roddick throughout the years at the U.S. Open

The 2003 champion at Flushing Meadows and former No. 1-ranked player has decided to walk away from the sport whenever his U.S. Open ends

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Andy Roddick of the United States celebrates his win over Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain in the men's final at the 2003 U.S. Open in Flushing, New York, September 7, 2003. Roddick defeated Ferrero 6-3 7-6 6-3.

PETER JONES/REUTERS

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In this Sept. 7, 2003, file photo, Andy Roddick, of the USA, kisses his trophy after his 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero to win the men's final at the US Open tennis tournament in New York.

CHARLES KRUPA/AP

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Andy Roddick lines up to hit a ball with a racquet handle during rain delay at the U.S. Open in New York, September 8, 2004. The day's session of tennis was cancelled due to the weather conditions.

JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the United States reacts after a lost point to Joachim Johansson of Sweden in their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 9, 2004. Johansson defeated Roddick 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-6 6-4.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. plays a shot to France's Florent Serra during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 28, 2006.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the United States serves to compatriot Justin Gimelstob during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 28, 2007.

JEFF ZELEVANSKY/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. follows through on a shot through his legs against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 5, 2007.

SHAUN BEST/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the United States returns to Fernando Gonzalez of Chile during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

Ed Betz/AP

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Andy Roddick of the United States returns a shot to Stephane Robert of France during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.

Kathy Willens/AP

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Andy Roddick of USA returns to David Ferrer of Spain during the fourth round at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

Charles Krupa/AP

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. is pictured in his red, white and blue tennis shoes during his match against compatriot Rhyne Williams during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 28, 2012.

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. celebrates defeating Bernard Tomic of Australia at the US Open men's singles tennis tournament in New York, August 31, 2012.

ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. serves under the lights of Arthur Ashe stadium to Bernard Tomic of Australia during their match at the US Open men's singles tennis tournament in New York, August 31, 2012.

ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Andy Roddick pauses in his chair after his fourth round loss to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in New York. Roddick said he would retire after the match. (

AP

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd after his defeat to Juan Martin Del Potro (R) of Argentina in their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 5, 2012.

Reuters

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