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Andy Roddick is a retired champion tennis player who, in 2003, held both the grand slam title and the world's No. 1 ranking.
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Just days after the announcement, he played in his last tournament, the 2012 US Open, losing in the fourth round to Argentina's Martin Del Potro. Following the tournament, Roddick made an announcement to fans: "For the first time in my career I'm not sure what to say," he said. "I loved every minute of it. A lot of ups, a lot of downs, a lot of great moments. I've appreciated your support along the way."
Off the court, Roddick has become quite the celebrity over the years. People magazine named him its "Sexiest Athlete" in 2003. That same year, he gained fame by hosting Saturday Night Live. Over the past decade, he has appeared on several magazine covers, from Rolling Stone to Men's Fitness.
In 2001, Roddick established the Andy Roddick Foundation, which aims to support at-risk and underprivileged children. His philanthropy earned him the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2005 and 2007.
Roddick and American model Brooklyn Decker began dating in 2007, and they wed in 2009. They currently live in Austin, Texas.
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