U.S. Open 2012: Andy Roddick Lives To Play Another Day

After announcing his retirement on Thursday, Andy Roddick got a Friday win to move on in the 2012 U.S. Open.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Del Potro Moves On To Third Round

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, the 7th seed in the men's draw at the U.S. Open men's singles tennis tournament, advanced to the third round with a victory over unseeded American Ryan Harrison on Friday.

Del Potro won in four sets, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, in a match that took two hours, 34 minutes. Del Potro won 7 of 10 break points and committed 10 fewer unforced errors than Harrison, a 20-year-old from Austin, Texas who has never gotten past the second round at a Grand Slam event.

Del Potro faces countryman Leonardo Mayer in the third round. Mayer defeated Tommy Robredo of Spain in four sets in their second-round match.

Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, lost in the third round last year and couldn't play in 2010 after surgery. His bracket includes No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrer. More information and scores can be found at the U.S. Open website.

For all the latest news, results and analysis of the 2012 U.S. Open, make sure you check out SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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Andy Roddick Will Retire After 2012 U.S. Open

Andy Roddick entered the week ranked No. 22 in the world and the 20th-seeded player at the 2012 U.S. Open, hoping to recapture his former form and once again play deep into the draw in Flushing Meadows. On Thursday, Roddick revealed that this will be his last chance for Grand Slam glory, as the American announced that he will retiring at the conclusion of the tournament.

Roddick made the announcement on his 30th birthday.

Earlier this summer, Roddick was knocked out of Wimbledon in the third round, and bore little resemblance to the former world No. 1 of years past.

"I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament," Roddick said in a news conference on Thursday. "Walking off at Wimbledon, I felt like I knew. I couldn't imagine myself being there another year."

Roddick is still in the mix for the 2012 U.S. Open crown after winning his opening-round match against fellow American Rhyne Williams. He will face Bernard Tomic of Australia in second-round action at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday night.

If Roddick can't take home the trophy in his final tournament, he will retire with one Grand Slam title. He won the 2003 U.S. Open at the age of 21 and lost in four other Grand Slam finals over his career, falling to Roger Federer at the 2006 U.S. Open and three times at Wimbledon (2004, 2005, 2009).

To stay updated with the 2012 U.S. Open, follow this StoryStream or check out SB Nation's tennis hub for more commentary. For live scoring updates, take a peek here.

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