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2012 Australian Open: Another Early Exit For Andy Roddick

Another Grand Slam event, another disappointing result for Austin resident Andy Roddick. Roddick, who was the No. 15 seed in the Australian Open, retired during his second round match against Lleyton Hewitt because of a hamstring injury he suffered during the match.

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Roddick officially lost the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and then retired after the third set. Roddick suffered the injury during the second set, but kept battling until he retired prior to the fourth set.

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It's just another of the long line of disappointments for Roddick in his recent Grand Slam history. Since losing to Roger Federer in five sets in the 2009 Wimbledon final, Roddick has failed to escape the quarterfinals in any of the four Grand Slam events -- and has only reached the quarters twice in that time span.

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Roddick will turn 30 later this year, and his time as a top tennis player has seemingly come to an end. It's a shame that he'll likely end his career with only one Grand Slam title to it, but, it's tough for me to feel too bad for somebody that's married to Brooklyn Decker.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.