Roddick edges Hewitt at Wimbledon

Posted: July 1, 2009 in Odds and Sods

Andy Roddick faces Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Andy Roddick faces Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Andy Roddick is into the semifinals at Wimbledon, although it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Roddick fought off a game Lleyton Hewitt, who re-established himself as a top player in this tournament, 6-3, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4.
Roddick now has the daunting task of facing third-seed Andy Murray in the semifinals. Murray will have the full support of the crowd, not to mention he’s a better all-around player.
I’ll be pulling for Roddick, but I expect Murray to take it in four sets. In the other semifinal, Roger Federer will meet Tommy Haas. Federer is just two wins away of breaking a tie with Pete Sampras (my all-time favorite player) for the most Grand Slam titles. Federer and Sampras each have 14.

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  1. ep says:

    It’s been so long since an American was relevant on the Men’s side of a major, you have to pull for Roddick.
    Fingers crossed he pulls an upset on Murray and at least plays in the final. At the least it should be a great match.
    I wonder if the five-setter against Hewitt will slow him down.

    • Andrew Sodergren says:

      If Roddick can somehow get off to a good start, he could take the crowd (which will be overwhelmingly in favor of Murray) out of it. His serve will have to be exceptionally good, as Murray is the better overall player. But that huge serve is such a great equalizer…

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