“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 is no script. You don’t know what’s gonna happen. It’s not planned.
“Nights like tonight are why you play the matches. You don’t know what’s gonna happen.
“It would be a little presumptuous to go from people retiring me to all of a sudden talking about winning a Masters event. You know, let’s take it for what it’s worth. It probably wasn’t as bad as it seemed two weeks ago, and it’s probably not all the way turned around because of one match.”
“I had my chances,” said Federer. “I thought Andy did well to get the first, and then to put me in the situation I guess in the third. You know, could have been up a break early in the third, but he did well also to fight off those break points. Served really well.
“I think he had a good overhead. You know, he played aggressive and clutch served when he had to. It was his credit. For me, it was obviously a tough loss. The one service game where I got broken he really goes for it and it all works out.
“So credit to him to hang in there and give himself that chance in the beginning of the third.”
Roddick victory breaks Federer’s streak of 77 consecutive wins against players ranked outside of the top twenty.
“I feel like I lost against a former No. 1,” Federer said. “That’s how it felt, not that I lost against a guy ranked 30 in the world. That ranking is not real, so it was a tough second round. I knew that in the start, and particularly here in Miami where I lost against him in the past. So I was aware of that, and I didn’t underestimate Andy at all.”
That game I played the break in the third set was one of the best return games I ever played, Roddick said glowingly. “I think I hit four forehand winners.
“Gosh, even when I was serving it out, you know, the 4-All game I think or to go up 5‑3 and then to close it out, I was in a little bit of a hole each time and I played good points.
“You know, I was down 15-30 in that last game. You know, I’m pretty sure I made two out of three first serves, and, you know, he had a great pass. The next one, it was a 20‑ball rally.
“I was down 15‑30 and I was thinking, Come on. Give me a break here. I played well tonight and I served really well there at the end.”
Roddick will face Juan Monaco in the fourth round on Tuesday afternoon.
Roger Federer speaking to French Media
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