While many of us have been mourning the end of a tennis era since last Thursday when Andy Roddick announced that he plans to retire from tennis, there is someone who is actually quite excited about Roddick’s upcoming free time — his Bulldog, Billie Jean.

A day after the announcement, the tennis star’s wife Brooklyn Decker tweeted a photo of Billie Jean and wrote, "I know one person who's really excited about Andy Roddick's announcement.”

While we're not as fond of the announcement as Roddick's Bulldog, we are comforted by the fact that the 2003 Grand Slam champion will finally get to spend some quality time with his furry best friend.

“I won’t be a deadbeat dad anymore,” Roddick joked with reporters at his retirement press conference last week.