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Usually when you see a picture such as the one above, with Roger Federer and Andy Roddick walking off the court, your instinct might be to assume that Roger extended his ridiculous winning streak to 22-2 over Andy without much of an afterthought. But, in a surprising (and exciting) twist in the 3rd round of the Sony Ericsson Open, Roddick did what he was unable to do for most of his career, and defeated the man considered the greatest of all time for only the 3rd time in their 24 meetings. It was an emotional moment for Andy who has been battling a string of injuries which have caused his ranking to drop to 34, the lowest it's been in the past 10 years. But, what made this moment even more amazing is how both men were extremely complimentary of each other in their respective press conferences.
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Twenty hours is not enough time for recovery -- not if you are a 29-year-old athlete with major mileage on your body. It's not excuse, just a fact, and Andy Roddick wasn't pretending otherwise after losing 7-5, 6-0 to Juan Monaco of Argentina the day after he stunned Roger Federer in the Sony Ericsson Open.
"There's no way around it," he said with no sign of...
Andy Roddick beat Roger Federer for only the third time in their 24 meetings Monday, dominating with his serve to win 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 in the third round at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Roddick broke serve only once but held every service game in the first and last sets. After falling behind 15-30 in the final game, he closed out the victory with an ace and two service winners.
It’s the match that all Andy Roddick fans both dread and look forward to. Roddick was 2-21 in official matches in his career against Roger Federer. Federer is probably the reason that Roddick only has 1 Slam. Without Fed, Roddick probably has at least 4 and as many as 6 or 7. It’s a match that all Roddick fans want to see Roddick win but know that the overwhelming likelihood...
On Monday night Andy Roddick stunned Roger Federer in three sets to advance to the round of 16 at the Sony Ericsson Open. Here are the post-match media interviews courtesy of the Sony Ericsson Open and ASAPSports.
A. RODDICK/R. Federer
7 6, 1 6, 6 4
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THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. You said something good was coming, you felt. Not a bad...
It was a superb win, Andy Roddick's felling of Roger Federer at the Sony Ericsson Open on Monday night -- a hard-fought battle that saw the American scrapper beating the odds to finally get another win against the tennis great. After losing to Federer 21 times in the 23 official matches they've played, Roddick prevailed 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 in the same event where he’d gotten...
The Federer-Roddick rivalry is no longer a myth. It truly exists and was on full display this evening at the Sony Ericsson Open as Roger Federer and Andy Roddick battled for a spot in the fourth round. Gone are the days of these two players meeting each other in Grand Slam finals, but the electrifying atmosphere still livened up the stadium as Roddick prevailed over Federer,...
Andy Roddick from the ATP World Tour
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida -Andy Roddick repeated what he did four years ago at the Sony Ericsson Open– he upset Roger Federer under the lights on Monday 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 to make the round of 16.
“There’s no there is no script in sports, you know,” Roddick said. “I think that’s what makes it the best entertainment in the world. There...
Andy Roddick fell to Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-0, the day after upsetting Roger Federer.
Q. Yeah, after the big excitement last night. You said it yourself, you couldn’t get that excited because you had this match to play today.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, there’s no real way around it. When you have to make a quick recovery, it will expose you if you’re not in shape.