Andy Roddick is taking a break from retirement to play in this week's Atlanta Open.

He is playing doubles with his friend Mardy Fish, who is getting closer to retirement himself.

The 32-year-old Roddick says Atlanta served as the "bookends" of his career. It's where he won his first tour title in 2001 and his last in 2012. He retired in 2012 and says he now feels like "the kid who's too old to go back to the high school dance."

Roddick and Fish are a wild-card entry in the doubles draw and play later in the week. On Monday night, Roddick plays a singles exhibition against 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, a top young American player.