Andy Roddick, who announced he will retire from tennis after the U.S. Open, advanced in the 2012 U.S. Open. Roddick defeated Australian Bernard Tomic in straight sets by a score of 6-3, 6-4 and 6-0. Roddick was dominant in his second -ound match, but leading into the match, he was not sure how he would play since he announced his retirement on Thursday:
''I had no idea what was going to happen out there,'' Roddick said. ''I've played a lot of matches and that was a different kind of nerves than I've had before, so that was surprising for me.''
"I look forward to it,'' the 20th-seeded Roddick said during an on-court interview with one of his former coaches, Brad Gilbert, "and I'm going to try to stick around a little longer.''
Perhaps Roddick will be more relaxed and make a deep U.S. Open run since he knows this is his last go around. Up next for Roddick is Fabio Fognini.