Got a little tight there, in that second set - Roddick got a little sloppy and nearly went off the boil and Rochus got fairly close to a final set. Roddick stepped it up, played and excellent breaker and got out of trouble. First set was much better from him, his game's looking in good order.
Awful to see Ollie go down like that. He came out with a great spirit but got so disheartened by A-Rod's serve that he lost confidence even with his groundstrokes in the end. Andy is a nightmare opponent for a guy of his stature.
At the same time, an amazing display by Andy from the baseline, especially in the 1st set when he felt no pressure on his own serve. Great forehands with incredible depth. I especially loved the way he had an answer to those smart sliced bh's down the line that Ollie threw at him. Andy made Rochus work so hard for every point that the Belgian just ran out of gas. Rochus should've started to shorten the points much earlier, before he was forced to due to tiredness. But he must have thought he could outrally the American.
So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.