Juan Martin del Potro is looking like he’s almost back to full flight. His backhand has slightly less power behind it but in his match against Lu tonight he showed just how hard he can still his his forehand.
The gentle giant played some great tennis against Lu who gave his best and produced some great shot and displayed his impressive court speed, but Lu simply didn’t have anywhere near the power of the lanky Argentine. Read more
Andy Roddick has made no secret of his desire to win Wimbledon, arguably the greatest prize in tennis. Once again that dream has slipped away, this time he wasn’t even within touching distance. Roddick was unfortunately placed in a difficult section of the draw after falling down the rankings as a result of barely stepping foot on the European clay courts.
Overnight Roddick was defeated in the fourth round in what should have been a straight forward match by the in form Yen-Hsun Lu from Chinese Taipei . After being pipped at the post in 5 sets in the final last year by Roger Federer, Roddick has again been pipped at the post in the 5th set. Ultimately, after leveling at two sets all in the fourth, Roddick went down 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 9-7 after 4 hours and 36 minutes, Yen-Hsun Lu dedicating match to his father who died in 2000. “For me I really thankful for my family. Also I’m really upset because my father’s passed away I make this result. I’m really proud to share this victory with him in the sky. I hope he sees this match.”
Andy told press he was “pissed off” and that he had “played like crap” as he made an early exit from his beloved tournament. Roddick apparently smashed a racquet in the locker rooms after the match.
“Of course I’m going to be pissed off when I wake up tomorrow. If you got fired from your job, you probably wouldn’t wake up the next day in a great mood. We’re better than those questions.”
“If I want to consider myself a contender for this tournament, I’ve got to get through that match. He had a game plan, he stuck to it and he deserved to win more than I did. That’s for sure.”