I guess I forgot all the green occurrences b/c I don't like it
This is definitely the first bright color he's worn in a long time, all those greens were dark and icky.
Roddick wins first round match at SAP Open
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Andy Roddick changed his coach and his wardrobe but the results were the same.
Roddick used crushing ground strokes to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday night in the first round of the SAP Open.
"He kind of wrapped some presents for me and handed it over," Roddick said. "I was average in most regards but a win is a win. I feel like I'm on the verge of playing well."
In other first-round matches, qualifier Brian Wilson won for the first time on the ATP Tour, beating eighth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5); qualifier Justin Gimelstob beat lucky loser Bjorn Rehnquist, 6-1, 6-4; and Robin Soderling topped Andrei Pavel, 6-3, 6-4.
Roddick brought his new coach, older brother John Roddick, to San Jose and sported a special red shirt for St. Valentine's Day. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson was also on hand to watch the match.
"I've been lucky enough to learn from people who are very educated as far as tennis goes," Roddick said. "It's nice to be in a comfort zone, and the stability with a person I've know so long. He's not afraid to get into me or give me his opinion."
With the first set at 2-2, Roddick questioned a line call that put him behind 0-15.
"For sure, 100 percent," he told the chair umpire. "I'm not really questioning it. I'm telling you you're wrong."
Roddick went on to win the next six points and began to play more aggressively.
He questioned another line call down 0-30 in the eighth of the set. He won four straight points and went on to win the game and go up 5-3.
Roddick, who holds a career mark of 15-2 at the San Jose event and won his 11th straight, opened the next game with three aces - he had six in the match - and went on to seal the first set.
The second set was more conventional, with Roddick breaking serve in the ninth game and securing the win despite a double fault.
"I was able to get it up the line and put it where I wanted," Roddick said of break point. "I knew the match was on my racket at that point. It felt good to get through the match, to kind of grind."
Fifth-seed James Blake played Yeu-Tzuoo Wang in a later match.