Next week, for the first time in 40 years of ATP rankings, there will be no American men in the top 20. That’s because John Isner, who is 20th this week, is assured of dropping lower after losing Tuesday.
Physically, Roger Federer looks great. Mentally? It would be fascinating to get into his head to see how Andy Roddick’s retirement affected him.
When his final match ended with a forehand error at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the American star buried his face in a towel, tears in his eyes as del Potro saluted him.
His match, and his retirement, put off for at least another day, Andy Roddick stepped out of Arthur Ashe Stadium and into the drizzly night, a black jacket’s hood pulled overhead, a bag of ice soothing his right shoulder.
One loss from retirement, No. 20 seed Roddick plays his fourth-round match against No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday night, in search of the first big-time upset in a men’s draw that has mostly gone to form — and very quietly at that.
The 2003 U.S. Open champion, who last week announced he would retire after he was done at Flushing Meadows, advanced to the fourth round Sunday
With Andy Roddick calling it a career after this US Open, many are asking: What is the state of American tennis?
A day after surprisingly announcing the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career, Roddick dominated Australian teenager Bernard Tomic.
Defending champion Sam Stosur was pushed for the first time in this year’s US Open by American Varvara Lepchenko, but dominated the second set after winning the first in a tiebreaker.
Whether it turns out to be a tearful farewell or simply another fun-filled evening of tennis, Friday night figures to be electric in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Pretty much like any night Andy Roddick is playing at the US Open.
Andy Roddick was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday. And at approximately 6:03 p.m., he shocked the tennis world.
His opponent was pretty sure he had put the lob out of Roger Federer’s reach. Not quite. Federer extended his body, reached up to his backhand side and angled it off for a winner.
Misty-eyed about the retirements of her fellow tennis stars, Serena Williams finds even more resolve to keep playing long past age 30.
Andy Roddick said that the US Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 US Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference on Thursday, his 30th birthday.
Over the first two days of the US Open, the world’s largest tennis stadium turned into the world’s biggest bore.