Andy Roddick's tennis career came to a sudden end on Wednesday when the American fell to Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the 2012 U.S. Open. Del Potro dropped the only American left in the tournament, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4.
The No. 20 seed, Roddick's loss to the No. 7 seed Argentinian sent him off less than a week after his 30th birthday, when he announced that the tournament at Flushing Meadows would be his last event as a professional tennis player.
Del Potro earned a matchup with No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic with the victory where he won 14-of-19 points at the net.
Djokovic also advanced to the quarterfinals on Wednesday. He beat Stanislas Wawrinka with sets of 6-4 and 6-1, then led 3-1 in the third set before Wawrinka retired due to unknown reasons. Wawrinka was attended to by a trainer and a doctor at the beginning of the third set, but he continued for a game before calling it quits.