“A few years ago, Andy Roddick threw away nearly all of his trophies. ‘I thought, I don’t really need these,’ he tells me. ‘Anyone who’s in our house kind of knows what I did.’ We’re sitting on the screened-in porch of his lodge-like getaway in Cashiers, North Carolina, a remote village in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s a house that feels lived-in. Shoes can stay on. Coasters are never mentioned. One of the few prizes he’s kept, his runner-up platter from the 2006 U.S. Open, lies on the living room coffee table, repurposed as a drink caddy, its surface stained with cocktail glass rings.” Roddick is the last American man to win a grand slam. And then came the big three. Let’s get warmed up for the US Open with Sean Manning’s GQ piece: Andy Roddick’s Open Era.