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Thumbs up Andy creeps his way closer to the year end no.1 spot!

Roddick Wins in Three


Andy Roddick strengthened his grip on the year-end World No. 1 ranking after firing 14 aces to defeat Carlos Moya 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Roddick's win eliminated Roger Federer from No. 1 contention and moved the American 46 points clear in the now two-horse race with No. 2 Juan Carlos Ferrero.



Andy Roddick withstood an assault from Spain's Carlos Moya Tuesday night to thin the ranks of year-end world No. 1 contenders by one with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory to open his Red group campaign at the Tennis Masters Cup. Roddick, who lifted the top ranking spot from Juan Carlos Ferrero less than a fortnight ago at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, claimed victory in one hour, 35 minutes, striking 14 aces and 27 winners.

The victory ended all chances for Wimbledon champion Roger Federer to possibly claim the No. 1 title. Federer, third in the chase behind Roland Garros holder Juan Carlos Ferrero, needed to win all of his matches with Roddick winning none.

Moya piled the pressure on the American Idol, who was defeated by Brit Tim Henman in the Paris Bercy semifinals one day after moving to the top of the table. Roddick avoided the fate of compatriot Andre Agassi, who led Federer by a set but lost a tight match on Monday.

Roddick is quite at home in Houston, winning titles at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship here in 2001-02. The 21-year-old lost the final at this year's event in April to Agassi. The American now stands 17-1 at the venue, having also won both his singles matches in the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal tie against Spain, staged on grass here in 2002.

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I am so proud of Andy for defeating Moya!!!!!!!! And Ferrero fucked up his chances!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!! Go Andy!!!! He will rule the world!

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SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
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TURSUNOV --> Mantilla --> KIEFER --> NADAL -->
Karlovic --> Odesnik --> Stepanek --> Monfils -->
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Re: Andy creeps his way closer to the year end no.1 spot!

I thought Ferrero still had a chance. I thought whoever won between the two of them would have the top ranking.
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Re: Andy creeps his way closer to the year end no.1 spot!

U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick proved Tuesday Night Live at Westside Tennis Club can be even more enjoyable than Saturday Night Live as he defeated Carlos Moya of Spain 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in their sizzling singles matchup in the Tennis Masters Cup.

Battling November heat and humidity as well as each other, Roddick and Moya unleashed a barrage of shots at three-digit speeds that would have warmed the heart of any highway patrolman with a radar gun.

Roddick, the world's No. 1-ranked player at the age of 21, had spent last weekend hosting Saturday Night Live in New York before arriving in Houston.

But Roddick and the seventh-ranked Moya teamed up to put on quite a show of their own during their first appearance in this round-robin Masters Cup format.

Moya's serves, which reached speeds of up to 131 mph, were countered by Roddick's supersonic blasts of up to 137 during their sweat-drenched three-setter that lasted one hour, 45 minutes. Roddick held a 14-10 edge in aces.

In Tuesday's first singles match, Germany's Rainer Schuettler scored his first Masters Cup victory, a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 decision over Guillermo Coria of Argentina.

The outcome of the Roddick-Moya match eliminated Wimbledon champ Roger Federer, currently No. 3, from contention for the top spot in the ATP Tour computer rankings. Roddick has to worry, though, about No. 2 Juan Carlos Ferrero, the man he beat in the U.S. Open final.

In addition to rankings being on the line, Roddick, who has won $2,897,342 this year, proved he's a powerful contender for the $700,000 winner's portion of the $3.7 million prize money.

Winning the first set after breaking Moya's serve in the seventh game for a 5-2 lead, Roddick maneuvered Moya into 11 unforced errors to Roddick's two.

Moya broke Roddick in the second game of the second set and, with a 3-0 lead minutes later, had Roddick talking to himself during the break. Roddick pulled within 5-3, but Moya, who had 13 winners to nine for Roddick in the set, closed it out by holding serve.

Roddick took a 5-3 lead in the third set by breaking Moya when he netted a return, then served two aces in the next game and on double match point watched Moya hit out on a return.

"It's always good to get that first one when every match is so crucial," said Roddick, referring to the round-robin format and also the close race for the year-end No. 1 world ranking.

He admitted that it helped that his first U.S. appearance since his U.S. Open victory was in a familiar setting.

"I'm pretty familiar with Houston and the faces," he said, "and it's always nice to get crowd support."

Born in Omaha, Neb., Roddick lived in Austin before moving to Florida and has a brother living in San Antonio. Roddick earlier won the 2001 and 2002 U.S. Clay Court titles in Houston. He next meets Schuettler on Thursday.

"It's not going to be easy," Roddick said. "You want to start well because every match means so much. So much of tennis is between the ears and Schuettler was about a .500 player and now he's ranked No. 6. He's been so consistent week in and week out. Hopefully, we can figure out a game plan and go after it."

Moya thought his forehand let him down Tuesday night.

"I made some mistakes with my forehand I don't usually make," he said. "I served pretty well, but my forehand -- if I don't make those mistakes, I probably would have won. I had chances to beat the No. 1 player. He's No. 1 in the world, and he puts a lot of pressure on you. ... It's my fourth time in the Masters Cup and my first time to lose the first match."
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Re: Andy creeps his way closer to the year end no.1 spot!

Ferrero does have a chance, unless he loses to Agassi in straights tonight (which for Agassi's sake I would love to see happen anyway!).
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Andy is so damm LUCKY, that could happen.
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Yeah, he is!
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Re: Andy creeps his way closer to the year end no.1 spot!

Lucky bastard he is.

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OMFG all the LUCK in the world this guy has
i hope Ferrero loses in straights, im sorry but i want Agassi to get revenge, advance to the semis, and i also want Roddick to get #1 as soon as possible

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Re: Andy creeps his way closer to the year end no.1 spot!

He got bad calls to put
foreign opponents in a false sense of security outside the USA too!

The USTA and ITF has
their golden boy. Nothing will stop him from
getting favoritism!

Everybody knows it's
bad to compliment the cheating punk!
In fact, he's got ritalin and growth enhancement pills to aid his uncontrollable mind/body.
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uh...... WHAT?
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and for the love of Andy..... ANDRE PLEASE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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YAY EVERYONE!!!!!!! COME ON ANDYLICIOUS!!!!!!!!

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SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
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thanks for all the responses...

may the better man(what am i saying i will always think Andy is the better man)..o well it just sounded okay..lol

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I'm just repeating jokes and beliefs from newsgroups and forums.
Bunk, do you believe I meant that?
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