Andy Roddick's tennis career has come to an end as he fell to Juan Martin Del Potro by a score of 6-7(7), 7-6(7), 6-2, 6-4. The 30-year-old Roddick announced that he would retire after the 2012 U.S. Open. In Wednesday's match against Del Potro, Roddick gave it his all and force two tie breaking sets, splitting both.
It was in the second set when Del Potro started to gain control as he won the final three sets to move on. Roddick was unable to get back in the game after he seemed to expand most of his energy in the first set, and just faded in the third and fourth sets.
A key reason that Roddick came up short was due to 46 unforced errors, while Del Potro had just 31 for Del Potro. Roddick also had chances in the fourth set but was unable to take advantage of those opportunities.
Roddick's career ends with one major championship which was at the 2003 U.S. Open, plus he also reached the finals of three other Grand Slam events.