some blurbs from the Memphis paper
and some audio from the press conference here http://www.atptennis.com/memphis/audio.asp
Roddick feels ready to win another
Top seed Andy Roddick, who plays his opening-round match tonight against Korea's Hyung-Taik Lee, said he's looking forward to getting back on the court after winning last week's tournament in San Jose.
''I'm feeling a lot better about my game than I did at the start of last week,'' Roddick said. ''In the final (at San Jose) I played some of my best stuff. I thought I was moving really well (at the end of the week) and getting a lot of breaks. And I started hitting the ball pretty well off the baseline.''
He's there if they need him
American teenager Scoville Jenkins, who dropped his opening-round match against Kevin Kim, was playing only his second tour match. In his debut at last year's U.S. Open, he drew Roddick in a first-round night match played before a national television audience.
Jenkins, who received a wild card into the Memphis tournament, credited Roddick for being a mentor of sorts. Roddick said Jenkins was giving him too much credit. Roddick said he tries to make himself available for all the young Americans breaking onto the tour.
''I was the wild card here in 2001, so I do remember what they are going through and some of the questions he may have,'' Roddick said. ''I basically let it be known that I'm there if they need me.'' (God, what a JERK he is!!!!!!)
Roddick said he like Jenkins's potential. Jenkins, who turned pro last year, won the USTA Boys 18 Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich., last summer.
''I like the fact that he's a big kid and he's a good athlete,'' Roddick said. ''He has a lot of upside.''
The last word
''You guys would have had a field day with this.''
-- Roddick, upon having his cell phone returned to him by a member of the media as he completed an evening press conference.