|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
- RODDICK 6-3 5-3 – Some outrageous retrieving on the stretch wins Williams an unlikely point but Roddick fires down his ninth ace to gain two game points. He nets and Williams fires a great backhand winner to pull back to deuce but a tenth ace and forehand winner takes the game.
- RODDICK 6-3 4-3 – Williams wins a game that twice goes to deuce with a neat volley into an open court.
- RODDICK 6-3 4-2 – Roddick throws in an uncharacteristic double fault but has no trouble in coming through the game to 15 with a couple of big serves.
- RODDICK 6-3 3-2 – Williams runs down a Roddick drop shot to take the opening point and the former champ then hits just long before netting successive forehands as Williams holds to love.
- RODDICK 6-3 3-1 – Williams is frustrated to find the net on the opening point but a big forehand draws him level. Roddick pumps down a 135mph ace and follows it with another heavy serve to earn two game points. He hits wide but Williams nets and the game is Roddick’s.
- RODDICK 6-3 2-1 – Williams stops the rot with an ace to round off an easy hold to love.
- RODDICK 6-3 2-0 – Roddick opens with a big serve and an ace before Williams hits long. A forehand winner rounds off a comfortable love game.
- RODDICK 6-3 1-0 – BREAK! Williams twice nets to put himself in immediate trouble at 0-40 and a double fault gifts Roddick the early break. Bad start for Williams.
- RODDICK 6-3 – SET! A fabulous half-volley gets Roddick into the game after dropping the opening pointand an ace moves him further ahead. An unreturnable first serve followed by an ace wins Roddick the set.
- RODDICK 5-3 – BREAK! Williams nets a forehand to lose the opening point then hits a forehand long to put himself in trouble. Another attempted Williams drop shot finds the net to concede two break points. He saves the first with a big serve and Roddick can’t get enough on his forehand for the second. Roddick earns a third break chance and gets the break as Williams slices wide. Could be the set gone there.
- RODDICK 4-3 – Williams looks comfortable rallying with Roddick and the older American makes the first mistake. A deep forehand to the ad corner restores parity and a cracking rally ends in a winning Roddick volley for 30-15. Roddick seals the game with a smash and an ace.
- RODDICK 3-3 – Williams charges the net to win the opening point but Roddick finds a forehand into the corner that Williams can’t return. Roddick can’t dig out a dipping backhand and he nets a return then fires wide. No sign of any breaks yet.
- RODDICK 3-2 – Roddick twice hits long to go 0-30 down before finding a first serve winner followed by a neat volley. A 129mph follows and he closes the game with a mid court forehand.
- RODDICK 2-2 – A 1-2 serve and put away gives Williams the opening point and a lovely drop shot puts the youngster further ahead. For once, Williams fails with the drop shot to gift Roddick a point but he is suddessful with the next following a net cord. A big second serve wins Williams the game.
- RODDICK 2-1 – Roddick is quickly into his serving groove again to win the opening point but Williams blasts a forehand winner to level matters. Another ace follows but outstanding retrieving to return two Roddick smashes gets Williams on terms before he undoes the good work before hitting long. He then nets to give Roddick the game.
- RODDICK 1-1 – Williams starts with two unreturned serves and a smart volleyed winner to move to 40-0. Roddick gets in the game with a big forehand but Williams hits a nice pass to get on the scoreboard.
- RODDICK 1-0 – Roddick opens with a second serve ace but Williams eases his nerves with a drop shot that Roddick hits long. Roddick wins a long rally to earn two game points and rounds it off with an ace.
- Next up on Arthur Ashe we have the 2003 champion Andy Roddick versus young American qualifier Rhyne Williams. It’s a real battle of the eras match for American tennis, with one player in the twilight of his career and the other just starting out.
|Date of Birth||30/08/1982|
|Date of Birth||22/03/1991|