Wow - what a performance from James Blake! He was reading the Roddick serve SO well and getting a lot of returns back in, playing some smart all-court tennis, and making Roddick's baseline game look distinctly average.
Andy - well back to the bad old days, I'm afraid - stood way too far back and the groundies too toppy and loopy and not with nearly enough bite on them.
When rallies went long, James usually emerged on top.
He played such an assured match, it was a total joy to watch.
It's such a joy to see James doing well on the clay and then here on the grass. His game has come on such a long way in the last year or so. The confidence in it is what was lacking for so long but now he backs himself on the big moments.
you have to play flatter and more aggressive groundstrokes, mix up the serve more, and serve-volley every now and then to make your opponent work harder. You have to play further forward. It's been the same problem all year. It was all too predictable from you today - if you're getting broken you're in big trouble because your return game these days with the tactics you're employing is not big enough to hurt someone playing with confidence like Blake was.
A really entertaining match and a surprising result.
Well done James Blake for overturning that head to head and posting a terrific win - very well deserved.