Sunday, September 28, 2008

Roddick Wins 26th Title in China Open Debut

Perhaps Andy Roddick ought to only play events he's never played before. This is the second title this year, Dubai the first, that he's won on the first go around, both of them at events far, far, away.

He used to play his best tennis on American soil. Now, he's working his mojo best in Asia.

Go figure.

He defeated Israel's Dudi Sela, 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-4 to earn his third title of the year and 26th of his career.

Jelena Jankovic beat Svetlana Kuznetsova for the women's title.


tangerine said...

What's Kuzzy's record in finals now? It's pretty dismal isn't it, someting like 0-6 this year? How on earth did that woman ever win the USO title? Congrats to Jankovic, I'm glad she won.

Roddick is funny. It seems he can only win titles at events he's never played, is suffering from jetlag, and is coachless. Glad he won the title. He missed Mardy's wedding for this. It would be funny if he managed to win the Japan Open title too.

Great win for Tsonga over Djokovic to win his maiden title in Bangkok. I can't believe I got up at 5:00am on a Sunday to watch parts of that match. It was a good match. Djokovic has clearly lost some of his mojo, he's not as tough on the big points anymore.

oddman said...

Nice story too, that Roddick gave $25,000 of his prize money to earthquake victims in China. What a lovely gesture - such a big heart.

rabbit said...

Andy defies all commonplace characterizations as frat boy, funny guy, mindless agressor, mindless ball pusher, etc. He is a big-time player with a big-time game and a big-time heart. All the "older" generation players, such as Roger, Lleyton and Marat, respect him as such. Here's a great article: