Andy Roddick

Roddick Is Officially Retired, Berdych Upsets Federer

by Julian Atienza

Amit Badlani

The crowds at day ten of the U.S. Open saw Andy Roddick play his final match, a loss to 7th ranked Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, (6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4). Roddick only had 3 break opportunities after the first set and could not convert any of them. Despite being broken twice in the third set, Roddick continued to play hard. He served in 130MPH range at many points through out the match, and saved a match point on his serve. 

Rainy Day at Flushing Meadows

by Amit Badlani
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Well, the effects of Hurricane Isaac were bound to travel up the east coast and ruin at least one day of the US Open. Viewers of day nine saw only two singles matches get completed because of the rain.

Day 7: Halfway Home

by Jake Kring-Schreifels, Ben Kelly

Just two days after what may have been Andy Roddick’s most emotional match, it wasn’t unforeseeable that Sunday could have been his last. Like a baseball team that plays lethargic on a Sunday afternoon following a late night walk-off win, Roddick had to quell Friday Night Lights residue. After four sets however, retirement was delayed once more.

Roddick defeated Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 and continued his fight against putting down the racquet. Once again, even in a half-filled Arthur Ashe stadium, the Flushing fans made their presence felt for their American.

One on One Talks Tennis

by Kenny Ducey

On a warm, breezy, and most importantly, sunny day in Flushing Meadows, Amit Badlani, Jake Kring-Schreifels, and I hosted One on One live from the US Open. On a day filled with American tennis, we had much to discuss regarding the direction of the sport in our country. Just hours after Andy Roddick had shaken Arthur Ashe Stadium, we sat outside the venue with special guests discussing his impact on tennis and what chances he has to excite the fans a little while longer.

Roddick Moves On

by Kenny Ducey

There was certainly magic in the air Friday night at Arthur Ashe as Andy Roddick ripped serve after serve past Bernard Tomic.

"I felt like I couldn't get a racquet on his first serve." Not many could, at an average of 127 MPH.

Bittersweet Day for American Tennis

by Julian Atienza

 Andy Roddick turned 30 yesterday, the same day he decided to hold a surprise press conference to announce that this U.S. Open will be his last professional tennis tournament. While more players are having success later in their careers, 30 is a milestone year for a tennis player. Tennis is a sport which has a brutal schedule, a very short offseason, and demands intense physical conditioning. Roddick said, “I think that wear and tear in miles is something that’s not really an age thing.

Wozniacki Exits while Djokovic and Williams Sisters Advance

by Kenny Ducey
Irina-CamelIa Begu

Caroline Wozniacki didn't expect to leave New York in less than a week, much less without a win.

The eight seed on the Women's side was upset 6-2, 6-2 by Irina-Camelia Begu, who's ranked 96th in the world.

"You know, you always want to go in and do your best no matter what's happening out there. I tried. I didn't succeed to play well."