In August 2012, the 30-year-old announced plans to retire from tennis.Just days after the announcement, he played in his last tournament, the 2012 U. Open, losing in the fourth round to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.
(Fed had a 21-3 head-to-head advantage over Roddick.) Clijsters is junior to both Williams sisters, including 37-year-old Venus, runner-up at the All England Club last week.
Do either of the inductees feel as though they stepped away too soon?
Andrew Stephen Roddick was born on August 30, 1982, in Omaha, Nebraska.
As a junior competitor, he won six world singles and seven doubles titles. In 2007, Roddick won two singles tournaments: The Legg Mason Tennis Classic (for the third time) and the Artois Championships (for the fourth time).
In 2003, at age 21, Roddick had a career breakthrough: He won his first Grand Slam title with a victory against Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero at the U. In 2008, Roddick hired a new coach, Larry Stefanki, who had trained such star players as John Mc Enroe. He would lose to Federer at Wimbledon again in 2010.
He made it to the final at Wimbledon in 2009, his fourth Grand Slam final since the 2003 U. Roddick had suffered a knee injury in 2009, which set him back in training, and endured a serious shoulder surgery following his Wimbledon loss in 2010.Andy Roddick was born on August 30, 1982, in Omaha, Nebraska. Open to win his only Grand Slam title, though he reached the finals of a major four other times.At age 18, he was named the top-ranked junior tennis player in the world and he turned pro. Married to model and actress Brooklyn Decker, he retired from tennis in 2012.Clijsters says Jada's only recollection of the US Open is from online footage."She doesn't remember anything of it, so it's nice to share [my career] with the kids."Since a stint as a BBC commentator in 2015 at Wimbledon, Roddick has stayed home (and away from commentary) for much of the past two years, aside from some senior-level events domestically.In 2000, he was named the top-ranked junior player in the United States and the world, and turned pro that same year. 1 ranking in the world, becoming one of the few American players to hold both a Grand Slam title and the No. That same year, he established a record by claiming his 18th consecutive tiebreak victory.