Andy Roddick fell in the fourth round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Wednesday, losing in four sets to No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro. Roddick, the 20th seed in Flushing Meadows, announced last week that this would be the last tournament in which he would compete.
Del Potro defeated Roddick 6-7 (7-6), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4. Roddick had a chance to go up two sets to love, but lost the second-set tiebreaker to del Potro. Had Roddick won that second set, the match could have unfolded much differently, possibly sending him on to the quarterfinals.
Del Potro, however, used the momentum from the second set tie break to win the next two sets with relative ease, and sending Roddick into retirement. The Argentinian moves on to face No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
Roddick ends his playing career with just one Grand Slam title -- the 2003 U.S. Open. He also appeared in four other Grand Slam finals, three times at Wimbledon (2004, 2005, 2009) and one other time at the U.S. Open (2006).
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