[Yahoo] Roddick sportsmanship backfires in Rome (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-05-2005, 07:46 PM
Top-seeded Andy Roddick's act of good sportsmanship cost him a spot in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters on Thursday, allowing Fernando Verdasco to rally for a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory. Roddick was leading 5-3 in the second set and had triple match point when Verdasco appeared to hit a double fault.