Andy Roddick says tearful goodbye at U.S. Open
Andy Roddick called it a career this evening with a loss to Juan Martin Del Potro in four sets. Roddick was able to gain control of the match early but fell short in a crucial second set tiebreak. He leaves the game with 32 career titles, the highlight of which came on this same U.S. Open court in 2003.
He was the top ranked player in the world for several months before a guy named Roger Federer came along. A man that served as Roddick’s kryptonite, defeating him in four Grand Slam finals. Tennis will miss Roddick for his flamboyant personality. American fans will miss him because he carried the sport in this country for more than a decade.
They’ll also miss the obligatory cutaways to his wife, Brooklyn Decker, during matches.