While Andy was delighted to have the crowds support and to have moved into the next round of the final tournament of his career Bernard was accused of deliberately not trying by John McEnroe.
“Tomic is teeing it up. It looks like the tank job.
This is a shame. You don’t like to see this. I like to see Andy win but, other than that, it’s poor.
A well-deserved beating.”
Roddick looked sharp, particularly on serve, as he lined up the opportunity to play Fabio Fognini for a fourth round place, giving his adoring fans another chance to farewell him in the process.
“It’s been emotional. I’ve been through a lot, but no matter how many matches you play, this is a first time for me. It’s going to be tough out there, but I’m going to try and enjoy every minute.”
“It’s certainly nice to feel appreciated at the end of all of it. It’s a humbling feeling. You have twenty four and a half thousand people there to see something. It’s a good feeling. Kind of an outpouring of support from inside the tennis world and outside the tennis world in the last 24 hours is certainly not something that I expected to the lengths it’s come from.”