Andy Roddick had to pay much for his wrong foot in the U.S. Open. The 9th seed American hope left the court playing the role of an ‘Angry man’. At the end of the day, Roddick knew that he had to learn a lot from the Serbian school of Janko Tipsarevic.
The fans still wonder how a veteran player like Roddick would commit such fatal flaw in a Grand slam.
Roddick was asked a question “Have you ever seen me move my right foot in my career?”
He may still curse the lineswoman for calling a foul back foot, but he has little chance to justify his cardinal sin he committed.
Roddick who won his only Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2003 was the United States’ best hope to win the tournament this year. But as he couldn’t advance beyond the quarterfinals since 2006 he was trembling at the second round in 2010.
Roddick was so frustrated throughout the play at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night spiking his racket and screaming that his foot was in right position at first serve. Once he burst to call a “1-800-Rent-a-Ref.” But Janko Tipsarevic was ready with the last nail to hit on American coffin.
Roddick’s fury hadn’t extinguished till to the post match press conference where he claimed that the lineswoman confused his feet and wouldn’t admit her mistake. But who can deny a victory to Tipsarevic who was the better player last night.
The Serbian blazed the opponent with shots having incredible depth, angles, and control. Roddick’s was eclipsed when Tipsarevic hit 66 winners throughout the match and was already behind 2-5 in the third set.