Andy Roddick: "I've loved every minute of it"

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Andy Roddick pays tribute to the US Open crowd following his retirement at Flushing Meadows.

Retiring Andy Roddick has insisted that he has "loved every minute" of being a professional tennis player.

The 30-year-old announced over the weekend that the ongoing US Open would be his last competitive tournament.

Having lost to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets this evening, the American's 12-year career was ended.

"I love you guys wilth all my heart," he told the crowd at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. "Hopefully I'll come back to this place someday and see you all again.

"One thing I'm not scared of about retirement are the people that I go home to."

Roddick won his one and only Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows back in 2003.

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