[Yahoo] Martin retires after first-round loss

Rusty Backhand
08-31-2004, 03:46 AM
Todd Martin announced his retirement Monday night after losing in the first round of the U.S. Open to No. 31 Fabrice Santoro 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Martin, 34, was the runner-up at the 1999 U.S. Open, losing to Andre Agassi, and at the 1994 Australian Open, losing to Pete Sampras. He was a semifinalist at four other Grand Slam tournaments, most recently the 2000 U.S.