Now he's got to do something at one of these Big HC events coming up. Is it too much to ask that he win them both? haha.
This was a pretty craptastic match, I didn't realize Andy was as sick as he was. He really managed how much he moved and retrieved etc. unless it was in the TB or obviously on MP. I think if he was at full health he would have won straight sets, probably like 7-6, 6-2 or something. He dropped serve because he made a bunch of unforced errors, I guess Milos was exhausted too because he's service speed/percentage dropped in that final set. I thought he played much better against Delpo yesterday.
Well, 30 titles, 50 finals...not a bad thing. He beat quality players to get this title, fought hard in the final. Should be great for his confidence. And yeah, the 500 points are usefull. I really hope it is not serious and he does not nor risk his health with playing Delrey Beach.
After all, prestigious wins, great week. He is still something!
Champion Andy Roddick said he wasn't certain he'd be able to play Sunday's final a few hours before the 3 p.m. start. His concern was he wouldn't be able to put forth the proper effort to win.
''I've had a little bit of a neck issue all week and I've been a little sick,'' said Roddick, who visited his wife, model Brooklyn Decker, in New York before coming to Memphis. ''My wife was really sick last week and I think I may have caught it this week. I had a cold and a cough and that's fine, but (Sunday) was the first day where I woke up and things were aching and I was low on energy and wasn't feeling real stellar. I think I warmed up for about four minutes before (walking out to the court).''
I'm still so very happy about the win. While Raonic seems like a good sort (his Youtube comment was awesome), I'm glad Andy won and not just because I'm biased. There was too much bandwagoning going on and that typically is too much pressure for a young player. Andy needed this title more and Raonic moved up the rankings anyway. Win-win.