Friday, July 3, 2009

(Re)born on the third of July

I don't think I've been happier to be wrong as far as making predictions go!

That was an awesome win by Andy Roddick today against almost everyone's tourney finalist fave (including TTA?'s) Andy Murray. I was hoping Roddick would be able to pull it off, but I just thought Murray had his number and wouldn't have had any trouble with those bombs Roddick's been bringing to his matches.

Roddick played a very solid match, probably the best all-around one I've seen since that U.S. Open title run in '03. And I was particularly impressed with his demeanor in this match and the other day against Lleyton Hewitt. There was none of that over-the-top getting fired up that's been on display the past couple of years, which didn't even seem authentic to me: It just looked like it was an unnecessary energy drainer.

But as much as Roddick has shown this tournament, a lot of credit has to go to his team. Getting Larry Stefanki as his coach was a great move that has really paid off this year, and I guess the marriage thing is working for him, too!

Anyway, it's a great win for him and I bet Breakfast at Wimbledon will be a good one!

(Photo: Getty Images)


Anonymous said...

'I was hoping Roddick would be able to pull it off, but I just thought Murray had his number'

Those were my exact sentiments too. Glad for Roddick that he was able to pull off the win, although I feel bad for British fans.

van said...

Hey anonymous. Yeah, it has to be tough because I imagine some doubt about Murray's prospects must automatically creep in. But they really shouldn't because I definitely think Murray's going to pick up a Slam or two—or more.