/Decker explains why Roddick threw away trophies

Decker explains why Roddick threw away trophies


Andrew Joseph

Published 5:23 p.m. ET July 12, 2017 | Updated 5:23 p.m. ET July 12, 2017

Andy Roddick retired from professional tennis in 2012. He won 32 titles, including the 2003 U.S. Open, but Roddick doesn’t have many trophies to show for his career.

According to Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker, Roddick didn’t lose the trophies. Instead, he threw his tennis trophies (outside of the U.S. Open Trophy) away in the trash. And he did so without telling Decker.

Decker joined People.com for an interview and she described coming home from out of town to learn that her husband threw away the trophies from his 12-year professional tennis career.

She said:

“It was really upsetting,” Decker says of coming home to find his accolades gone. “He did it one day when I was out of town. [He] decided that these don’t mean success to me, these don’t define me and I don’t really care to have these material things sitting around the house, so he threw them in the trash. I think he saved a few but they are not on display.”

Roddick’s U.S. Open title was the lone Grand Slam win of his career. And Decker said that the U.S. Open Trophy is currently loaned away. There are no tennis…

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