On an emotion-filled afternoon that morphed into a shocker of an evening, Andy Roddick and Roger Federer both bid farewell to Flushing Meadows.
Black hood pulled up over his head, ice bag resting on his shoulder, Andy Roddick walked briskly into the parking lot to catch his waiting ride.
Maybe Andy Roddick should have come up with this retirement scheme sooner.
Refusing to allow his opponent even a glimmer of hope under the lights, Andy Murray wrapped up a straight-set win on a drama-free evening inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
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.
Andy Roddick took up a new tradition in his final tournament.
Mardy Fish pulled out of the U.S. Open hours before his fourth-round match against Roger Federer on Monday, saying it was for "precautionary measures" on doctor's advice.
Juan Martin del Potro closed out countryman Leonardo Mayer in a 20-point tiebreaker, which included a shot by Mayer that bounced off the net post while seemingly headed wide and landed in, to return to the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time since his 2009 title run.
Ryan Harrison might be the future of American tennis.