Saturday, January 19, 2008

Why am I NOT surprised Andy Roddick is ...

out of the Australian Open. To be honest I'm actually surprised he made it this far. I think we have a lot of talented young men players in the United States and I truly hope that they will get more opportunity and press in the future. Meanwhile, once again, Andy Roddick is done and NOT a contender. Man can NOT win by ACES alone (neither can women)

Here is a bit of the writeup. Full story found here at Herald Sun.

ANDY Roddick limped out of Melbourne yesterday, stung by an Australian Open humbling and no closer to a second grand slam title.

Hopeful of Melbourne Park success after Davis Cup victory and a third consecutive AAMI Classic triumph, Roddick made his earliest Open exit in six seasons.

Frazzled and frustrated, Roddick was yesterday fined $570 for racquet abuse after a five-set loss to German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

And he was fortunate to escape being penalised for sledging umpire Emmanuel Joseph, Kohlschreiber and the German's support group during a traumatic defeat.

Roddick hit a career-high 42 aces and three double faults in a magnificent serving display, but still lost. Almost 80 winners flowed from his racquet, but they were innocuous in the face of Kohlschreiber's superior consistency.