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Re: ARod out-aced but wins over Querrey 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Acasuso out-aced him at RG in 2005, I recall. As did Safin and Baghdatis at the AO the years they beat him (although seeing as it was by 1 in both cases, and they're no mean servers themselves, I doubt it's all that significant).
Oh, and Muller in that three-tiebreak upset at the 2005 US Open, 24 to 16.
Arthurs and Sargsian both did it the years they beat him at RG. Actually, looking at the Arthurs match, it really isn't surprising that he served 25 aces over five long sets on clay, including a 16-14 tiebreak which he won; what is remarkable is that Roddick only managed 6 aces in response for the whole match.
There are matches that Roddick lost when he out-aced his opponent as well, so it's not necessarily the one telling factor of defeat; Johansson at the US Open (34 to 30), and Hewitt at the AO by a wide margin, 31 to 14.
The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.
Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?
ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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