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On August 30, 2012, during the 2012 US Open and on his 30th birthday, Roddick announced that he would retire after the tournament. Roddick also won the Australian Junior Open, defeating Mario Ančić in the final.Following a fourth-round defeat by Juan Martín del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, Roddick retired from the sport with the aim of focusing on his work at the Andy Roddick Foundation. He won six world junior singles titles and seven world junior doubles titles, and won the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles in 2000. In 2001, Roddick defeated former French Open champion Michael Chang in five sets in the second round of the tournament, despite the fact that clay was Roddick's worst surface. Men's Claycourt Championships, reclaiming the title he won in 20.In his first event with his new coach, Roddick reached the final of Indianapolis, before losing to good friend and fellow American, James Blake.His resurgence finally came at the Cincinnati Masters, where he won the event by defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final, making this the first masters event he won since 2004.Now in the semifinals for the first time since he won in 2003, Roddick played Mikhail Youzhny and beat him, 6–7, 6–0, 7–6, 6–3. He then qualified for the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup, where he defeated world no.In the finals of a Grand Slam for the first time since Wimbledon a year prior, Roddick played world no. 4 Ivan Ljubičić of Croatia, 6–4, 6–7, 6–1, but lost in the round robin to world no.He is the most recent North American male player to win a Grand Slam singles event, reach the top ranking, and claim the year-end world number one ranking (2003).Roddick reached four other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon in 2004, 20, and the US Open in 2006), losing to Roger Federer every time.
His coach, Tarik Benhabiles, talked him into giving tennis four more months of undivided attention. Roddick and the Moroccan battled for five hours, with the fifth set (21–19 in favor of Roddick) at the time the longest fifth set in a Grand Slam tournament during the open era, at 2 hours and 23 minutes. Roddick lost his singles match against Rafael Nadal, who would in the following year win the French Open. Roddick motioned to the umpire, pointing to the clear ball mark on the clay indicating that the ball was in, and the call was consequently changed. At the French Open, Roddick lost to unseeded Argentine José Acasuso in the second round, and at Wimbledon, Roddick lost to Federer in the final for the second consecutive year. 3 Lleyton Hewitt at the Masters Series tournament in Cincinnati. At the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Roddick defeated Gaël Monfils to wrap up a tournament without losing a set or getting his serve broken.
At the US Open, Roddick rallied from two sets down and a match point in the semifinals to beat David Nalbandian of Argentina, 6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–1, 6–3. By the end of the year, at age 21, he was ranked No. This loss caused Roddick to fall below the top 10 for the first time since 2002.
After Wimbledon, Roddick began working with a new coach, tennis legend Jimmy Connors.
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