Andy Roddick's career came to an end on Wednesday at the 2012 U.S. Open, as the American lost to No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro in four sets, 6-7 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4.
Roddick, the tournament's No. 20 seed, came very close to going up two sets to love, but dropped the second set in a tiebreak, 7-4. If Roddick won the second set and took a two-set lead, he could very well have carried that momentum to win the match. But del Potro won the second set, then cruised in the third and fourth to eliminate Roddick, sending him into retirement.
Roddick ends his storied career with just one Grand Slam title, a win at the 2003 U.S. Open. Roddick reached the finals of Wimbledon three times, but failed to win, bested each time by Roger Federer. Roddick also reached the 2006 U.S. Open final, but lost to Federer there as well.
Elsewhere in the men's draw, No. 3 Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals with a four-set win over No. 12 Marin Cilic, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-0. Murray will face the winner of the match between top-seeded Federer and No. 6 Tomas Berdych match, which will take place Wednesday night.
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