Milos Raonic To Try To Scalp Andy Roddick In Memphis Finals

Man of the moment Milos Raonic is playing for his second consecutive title in as many weeks after scalping Mardy Fish 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in Memphis. In San Jose last week he defeated defending champion Fernando Verdasco for the title, overwhelming highly ranked players with him monstrous serve. Now, after his 8th consecutive win he faces Andy Roddick in the finals.

Its an important finals for Roddick too. It marks the American’s 50th tour level final in what could potentially be his 30th career title. On route to the final Roddick claimed his first win ever over the recovering Juan Martin del Potro, beating the tall Argentine 6-3, 6-4.

“It’s coming nicely. I’m acknowledging it all and taking as much as I can from it. But I’m focussing on the next day and doing what I need to do for tomorrow’s final. It’s amazing to be in two finals in a row. After you get the results, everything comes with it, like the rankings. But the thing I’m most proud of is my level.”

“His serve is probably more like Karlovic than Isner. He’s got all the serves than anyone else that I’ve ever seen does. I wasn’t familiar with his game at all; I hadn’t seen him play live. From the waist down he has the strongest legs of anyone I’ve seen. You can tell he still has some growing to do in his upper body and it’s a scary thought to think he’s got ways to improve.” – Mardy Fish

“Better than 50 finals would be 30 wins. I think that’s what I have ahead of me. Certainly a pretty big number. Not sure how many guys have won 30 tournaments, so it certainly kind of rounds off the number. It sounds better than 29.” – Andy Roddick

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