9/6/12 2:58 AM | Cheryl Murray
American Andy Roddick was full of tears as he said goodbye to the tennis world. The American lost his last match against Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4.
Andy Roddick started out well enough in his fourth-round match against Juan Martin Del Potro. The American went up an early break in the match, as Del Potro struggled to return the Roddick serve.
Roddick served for the set lead at 5-3, but Del Potro came storming back in a match that began on Tuesday night. The two men were tied at 5-5 when the rains came down again to postpone play until Wednesday afternoon.
The 2003 champion came back to dominate the tiebreaker and took a set lead to the delight of the fans.
Roddick continued to play well through the second set, with each man holding serve easily to force another tiebreaker. It was Del Potro who took his turn at dominating the tiebreaker. The Argentine won to four to tie the match at a set a piece.
Roddick's level dropped off sharply after he lost the second set. Del Potro was able to break the Roddick serve twice, while facing no break points on his own serve.
Del Potro earned another early break in the fourth set, and while Roddick fought valiantly, he was unable to get the break back from the Argentine. The win sets up a quarterfinal encounter with Novak Djokovic, a rematch of the Olympic bronze medal match from a month ago.
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