Written by administrator on September 6th, 2012
Roddick, at a Loss for Words, Leaves Behind a Career of Superlatives
News from New York Times:
It looked quite misleadingly like business as usual at the United States Open on Wednesday: Andy Roddick with a microphone in his hand and sweat dripping off the bill of his cap onto the blue court inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Roddick, after all, has long been the tennis world’s leading blacksmith and wordsmith — a champion defined by his work ethic and his wit, as well as that quick and brutally effective service motion.
It has been quite a combination for 12 years, long enough for Roddick to win 612 tour singles matches and 32 singles titles, including the 2003 United States Open. Long enough to reach No. 1 and four other Grand Slam singles finals, three at Wimbledon and one here at Flushing Meadows in 2006. Long enough to commit to Davis Cup match after Davis Cup match to the occasional detriment of his individual pursuits and win that team competition in 2007.
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Federer ousted at US Open
News from CBS News:
(AP) NEW YORK – Five-time champion Roger Federer was knocked out of the U.S. Open by Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, with the Czech completing a 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory.
It is the first time since 2003 that Federer had not reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows.
“So many moments, I thought, ‘Man, it’s just not happening for me,’” the 17-time Grand Slam champion said. “It was just a very disappointing match for me.”
Federer’s forehand was way off, while Berdych kept pounding serves and groundstrokes right where he wanted them. It was Berdych’s fourth victory in his past seven meetings against Federer, including in the 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinals.
“It’s probably the way that, with my game, I’m able to make him some trouble,” said Berdych, who will play Olympic champion Andy Murray in Saturday’s semifinals. “There is something in my game that he doesn’t like, and it makes him a bit struggle, I would say, and maybe bring him out of his comfort zone.”
Federer did not agree.
Andy Roddick loses at U.S. Open, career ends
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“The power is not really the issue here,” Federer said. “I don’t think that was a problem for m…………… continues on CBS News