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AO Day Seven: The Tortoise and the Hare

Posted by gauloises1 on January 24, 2010

Remember what I said the other day about Andy Roddick’s remarkable on-court work rate? Well, he proved me right. I’m just pointing it out because it’s a rare occurrence.

Andy withstood a blitz of inspired play from Fernando Gonzalez to progress to the quarterfinals, 63 36 46 75 62. He didn’t play the best I’ve ever seen him, but he hung in there like grim death, which is not easy to do when dealing with Gonzo hitting the kind of purple patch he did today. A little controversy with a line-call at the end of the fourth set distracted Gonzo and gave him his opportunity, and he seized it with both hands. Nice work.

As for Gonzo … well, his reputation for quixotic and wildly entertaining five-set Slam matches remains safely intact.

Andy will meet Marin Cilic next …

One Response to “AO Day Seven: The Tortoise and the Hare”

  1. imtotallyrad said

    poor feña =( he’s really really due for a GS infact his overdue for a GS, he played superbly but i think all the matches he played before this one really took its toll, i think his knees were a problem and he just couldnt move towards the end he was totally spent =(
    i hope he can keep up this good form in other tournements and get further next time.
    I think if he wins in santiago in feb it will be really really good for him.

    roddick did good to keep up the pressure for so long but its hard to be complimentary of him due to my blinding hatred for him on court you know?

    but right now im trying to pretend like the AO is already finished and this match and delpos match didnt really happen….

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