Recently retired Andy Roddick beat third-ranked Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event.
Roddick will play 11th-ranked Nicolas Almagro of Spain in the final Sunday. Almagro advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 14th-ranked John Isner.
Murray, trailing 2-5 in the first set, surrendered his serve in the eighth game when he sailed a backhand crosscourt wide. In the second set, Murray saved two break points from down 0-40, but couldn't convert the third to give Roddick a 5-3 lead. At 15-0, Roddick double-faulted twice in a row, but went on to win the final three points of the match with a service winner and two forehand winners.
''If we had gone three sets I would've had a full body cramp and it would've been awkward for all of you,'' said Roddick, who kept a running dialogue with the crowd. ''There's no comeback (to tennis for me).
''Andy was nice to me tonight.''
Roddick has put on almost two kilograms (four pounds) since retiring following the U...