Andy Roddick Retires On A Loss

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Weds. Sept. 5, 2012: Andy Roddick hung up his racquet on Weds. After losing to 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round, 6-7, 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-4.

He ended his career is the same place where he raised his sole US Open trophy back in 2003.

Despite the loss, he received a very warm standing ovation as his parents Jerry and Blanche cried along with his wife Brooklyn Decker and trainer Doug Spreen. ā€œI’m not ignorant to the fact that it’s a huge part of me and that I won’t miss it; of course I will,ā€ he commented after the match. ā€œI’m not pretending like there aren’t going to be hard days. But I feel pretty settled in the decision and I feel content and happy with it.ā€ (Hayden Roger Celestin images/NAN)