Montreal: The And-gony and the Elf-cstasy
Posted by gauloises1 on August 16, 2009
(I do apologise, I’ve been pouring whiskey into my coke since the end of the first set.)
Juan Martin del Potro d. Andy Roddick 46 62 75
Huge win for JMDP; his first Masters series final.
Heartbreaking loss for Roddick. Again.
One shambolic service game in the first set, total domination in the second set. JMDP had a break point early in the third and failed to convert. He went match-point down at 4-5 and missed his first serve, only for Roddick to put the return wide.
And then I don’t know quite what happened. JMDP maintained his level and Roddick simply fell apart in the next game, eventually double-faulting away the break. It seemed there was almost no chance that JMDP wouldn’t serve it out, and he did.
I was impressed beyond measure by JMDP’s performance in the final set. He went for his shots relentlessly even when he missed. His self-belief is through the roof right now and if you ask me (which you didn’t), he’s playing the tennis of his life so far.
All this and he still has time to make ridiculous faces …