Andy Roddick was clearly frustrated with his form during his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Earlier in the match, he received a warning when he smashed his racquet. So when he launched a ball out of the court in anger, Carlos Bernardes had no choice but to give Roddick a point penalty. Unfortunately, it was was break point. Rod’s serve was broken, and he went on to lose that set 1-6.
Despite what Andy aruges, there is no way that shot was a lob. He should have admitted that he was pissed and moved on, regrouped, and tried to get back in the match. Of course, that’s easy for me to say. Rod was coming back from injury and ran out of gas physically, and with his body not working, his mentality went too.
The bad news: with this loss Roddick will fall out of the top 20 for the 1st time since 2005. The good news: he will definitely be playing Winston-Salem next week. Why is this good news? We will be there live next week. Selfish, I know, but at least we will catch his antics live!
(Video via Slovakia2010)