>> Sunday, July 5, 2009
In arguably one of the greatest Wimbledon finals ever, Andy Roddick was left with a tray that has became all to common for him when playing Roger Federer ... the runner's-up tray. Federer is now 19-2 all time when facing Roddick. Today, Roddick certainly played like a champion and gave Federer a run for his money. At one point, I seriously thought Roddick was going to take the fifth set when he back-handed one down the line to lead 15-40 and looked to force break-point. Then Roddick didn't score another point and Roger won the game. Then I knew calm and collective Federer would probably win the match.
I hated to see either player lose today because both played their hearts out. Roger striving to be the greatest of all time and Andy desperately trying to just beat Roger, something he can't see to do. In the end, Roddick displayed the utmost respect to the champion and accepted defeat knowing Federer outplayed him in the final set. One thing we can all say about Roddick is he never gave up. Congrats to both players for a truly remarkable final match.