Roddick advances in U.S. Open

ANDY RODDICK delayed his retirement once more following 7-5, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini of Italy in the third round on Sunday (Monday morning in Manila).

Well aware that each match could be his last, Roddick is putting on a show while soaking up every moment along the way.

He thrust both arms overhead and coaxed the full house of U.S. open spectators to make more noise after pounding a forehand passing shot to seize a 20-stroke point. Moments later, after hitting a winning volley, Roddick wagged his right index finger while chugging back to the baseline.

He won a second consecutive match since announcing the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career.

”I’d be an idiot not to use the crowd right now. It’s a huge advantage,” Roddick said. ”Each match is almost like it’s another memory.” Noli S. Cruz


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