Andy, please stop losing to Haas. I know he's a bad matchup for you, but still
Two-time defending champion Andy Roddick took an impressive 6-3, 7-6(2) victory over the virus-ridden Ernests Gulbis. The SAP Open decided not to purchase the Hawk-Eye line-calling system, which one official estimates costs between $250,000-$350,000 per week. Roddick thinks it’s worth the investment. After one questionable call in the tiebreak, the steamed American yelled out “Pay for the replay system, you cheap ass!”
BTW: Roddick hit a 150-mph serve, believed to be the fastest in tournament history.
Roddick struggles to quarterfinals at SAP
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Andy Roddick struggled and James Blake made it look easy as they advanced to the quarterfinals at the SAP Open on Thursday.
Roddick had his hands full as he defeated Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-6 (3). Last year, Gulbis gave Roddick trouble at the U.S. Open when he took the first set before the American rallied to win the next three to take the match.
"I guess I started off pretty well," said Roddick. "But I thought he started serving really well in the second set."
Roddick had his hands full with the Latvian, who didn't seem flustered by the hard-serving defending champion. Roddick is trying to win the tournament for a record fourth time.
Roddick used serves clocked at 150, 147, and 142 mph to easily win the first set. But Gulbis almost turned the tables on Roddick in the second set, matching him point for point until the losing the tiebreaker.
Although Gulbis had six double faults, he constantly flustered Roddick with his strong serves and return game. At one point after being aced, Roddick tossed his racket to the side in disbelief.
Roddick's unforced errors gave Gulbis the opportunity he needed to challenge.
It was a little frustrating to not be able to get into a rhythm at all," said Roddick. "And then he started hitting first serves for second serves. If he's making it there isn't much I can do.
A lot of the time he plays pretty high-risk so you are kind of at his mercy."