Roddick plays final match of career; Djokovic, Murray advance
September 5, 2012 · Print This Article
US Open—New York
Former world No. 1 and US Open winner Andy Roddick played the final match of his 12 year career on Wednesday in New York, losing in four sets to Juan Martin del Potro, 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4.
Taking the first set after resuming the match from Tuesday evening, Roddick couldn’t hold off his towering opponent in the second set and subsequently lost the next two sets in easy fashion.
Currenlty ranked No. 22 in the world, Roddick retires with 32 titles and 612 singles victories.
For del Potro, his tournament will continue with a quarterfinal clash against defending champ Novak Djokovic. The Serb advanced to the final eight after Stanislas Wawrinka retired after trailing 6-4, 6-1, 3-1 ret.
Djokovic currently leads del Potro 5-2 in career head-to-head meetings.
Elsewhere, Andy Murray overcame the loss of the first set to defeat Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-0 and Janko Tipsarevic wrapped up his fourth-round contest with Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-2.
Murray will face either Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych in Saturday’s semifinals, and Tipsarevic will face No. 4 seed David Ferrer on Thursday in the round of eight.