Found March 03, 2012 on
Andy Roddick had three match points against Kevin Anderson, a 6-foot-8 South African with a massive serve, but it was not enough to get the local favorite to the semifinal of the Delray Beach International on Friday.
Roddick, returning to the venue of his first pro match 12 years ago when he was still a student at Boca Prep, felt he made some progress this week after an injury-ravaged 2011, but still lost to Anderson 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.
The second-set tiebreak provided most of the drama and high quality tennis in this bruising battle that left Anderson battle-weary but triumphant. Roddick led 3-1 in the tiebreak, but let the advantage slip when he hit one of his sliced backhands an inch long.
Then Anderson erred to give Roddick the first match point at 6-5, but the South African thundered down a huge first serve and Roddick returned it wide. Match point No. 2 saw Anderson go to the backhand and score again with a first serve.
Then, at 9-8, Roddick stood one point from victory on his ...
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Andy Roddick avenged his loss to Denis Istomin in San Jose by defeating the Uzbek 6-4, 7-5 at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championship on Thursday.
“I’m feeling better than I did a couple of matches ago,” Roddick said. “I served horrendously and still won and was still able to break serve.”
“I got it done in the end. You want to close. The misses I had were...
Andy Roddick Photo by Beth Wilson for Tennis Panorama News
Andy Roddick held three match points but could not close out 6-foot-8 South African Kevin Anderson, who rallied to upset the fourth-seed, 2-6, 7-6 (9), 6-4 on Friday night in the Delray Beach Tennis Championships.
“I played well enough to win. I didn’t serve well enough to win,” said Roddick, “I’ve made a career...
LONDON, March 3 -- Top seed John Isner booked his berth in the semi-finals while former US Open winner Andy Roddick was sent crashing out of the ATP Tour s Delray Beach International tournament on Friday.
Isner advanced on Friday with a brisk 6-3, 6-2 victory over eighth-seeded Australian Bernard Tomic.
Fellow American and fourth seed Roddick lost his quarter-final in three sets...
Kevin Anderson, the No. 7 seed from South Africa by way of the University of Illinois, built on victories over Andy Roddick and John Isner to win the Delray Beach International title here with a solid 6-4, 7-6 (2) win over Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic.
To say that Anderson's time at Illinois was a love affair seems something of an understatement. Cheering from courtside...
As a New York City tennis fan, this upcoming Monday night marks one of my favorite nights of the year- the fifth annual BNP Paribas Tennis Showdown.
It’s an essential “Battle of the Divas” this year as Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Roddick, and Roger Federer- all fiery former world number ones- take center stage in Madison Square Garden to showcase their talents...