London: Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick lost in the third round on Saturday, beaten by No. 7-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-3.
The 30th-seeded Roddick blew a kiss to the crowd at Centre Court as he left.
Roddick, whose 2003 US Open victory was the last Grand Slam title for an American man, was broken four times. He had been on a seven-match winning streak, including a title on grass as a wild card at Eastbourne a week ago.
Ferrer, a semifinalist at the French Open, got to the round of 16 at the All England Club for the third consecutive year and fourth time overall. He's never made it to the quarter-finals. He faces No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro, who beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-1, next.
In another match, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the fourth round for the third straight year by beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
The fifth-seeded Frenchman never lost his serve and broke Lacko four times to wrap up the victory in 1 hour, 36 minutes on Court 1 and set up a meeting with Mardy Fish in the round of 16.
Tsonga reached the semi-finals at the All England Club last year after rallying from two sets down to beat six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals. He went on to lose against eventual champion Novak Djokovic.