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Roddick roasts Rochus

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Very entertaining match from both players.

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Re: Roddick roasts Rochus

Expected straight sets win by A-Rod
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Re: Roddick roasts Rochus

at the title, that was far from roasting. Rochus' fight against the aces deserves some more credit.

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Good tie-break, a lot of interesing rallies. Rochus knows how to play against the best guys.

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Re: Roddick roasts Rochus

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.
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Rod didn't face a BP, so it wasn't bad
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Rod didn't face a BP, so it wasn't bad
Good point - whenever it got tight in the Roddick games back end of the second set, Roddick found the serves.
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Woot. 147mph ace.

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Andy played great!!! Keep it up and he can win the title.
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Very good match. Both players were working hard and striking the ball well.

Andy is becoming the new TB King.
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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.
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Nice match, indeed. Rodski's serve was GREAT!
Too bad for Ollie though, he gave a good match, as far as was in his possibility.

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Grats Andy! 2nd set was a little tricky

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Roddick really could do no wrong with his groundstrokes today.

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Andy was never losing this match, a definite improvement over the performance against Lalo.

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