(December 1, 2012) Andy Roddick will face No 11 Nicolas Almagro in the final of the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event on Sunday.
The recently retired Roddick dismantled No. 3 Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals of the event while Almagro topped the hard-serving John Isner 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL, home of the Sony Open.
“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 to the crowd. “There’s no comeback.
“Andy (Murray) was nice to me tonight.”
“Andy (Roddick) hasn’t hit that many balls the last few months,” Murray said. “Maybe his timing was a little bit off, but he still hits the ball very well. It was only a few months ago he was making a decent run at the U.S. Open.”
Roddick said that he’s happy in retirement but he still enjoys hitting tennis balls. He’s said that he’s put on four pounds, is playing a lot of golf and doesn’t miss the travel.
“I haven’t lost any of the innocent parts of tennis,” Roddick said. “I just do it in front of less people.”
Roddick leads Almagro 2-0 in career meetings as a pro, with both wins coming on hard courts – one on them on the courts of Crandon Park in the 2010.
(MiamiTennisNews.com contributed to this report)