• Roddick beats Murray to show he's still got game

    12/3/12 2:45 AM | Johan Lindahl
    Roddick beats Murray to show he's still got game Andy Roddick has made a mockery of his recent retirement after beating his second top 20 opponent since quitting the game on his 30th birthday last August.

    The American stopped world No. 3 Andy Murray in straight sets at a Miami weekend exhibition.

    The win, which counts only for pride of course, follows on from Roddick's defeat of Canadian No. 15 Milos Raonic in similar circumstances last month in Montreal.

    Murray uses Miami as a training base while Roddick grew up in South Florida before moving to Texas. Roddick, who now revels in touting his lack of conditioning and minor weight gain after stopping his ATP career relatively early, joked:

    "If we had gone three sets I would've had a full body cramp and it would've been awkward for all of you," he told the crowd at Crandon Park, site of the Miami Masters in March. "There's no comeback for me, Andy was nice to me tonight."

    Roddick has frequently cited his new lifestyle, which consists of rounds of golf and the intake of the carbs which have given him a pair of extra kilos.

    "I don't miss the travel at all," he said. "It's nice coming here and seeing familiar faces. I still enjoy hitting tennis balls, but I haven't lost that part of it. I haven't lost any of the innocent parts of tennis. I just do it in front of less people."

    Murray barely noticed that he was playing an ex-rival. "He still hits the ball very well. It was only a few months ago he was making a decent run at the US Open."

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what does Roddick winning an exhibition match have anything to do with anything?

RickyDimon , 12/3/12 5:11 AM

Tennis is a mental game, and with no pressure Roddick is playing very well.

nadline , 12/3/12 5:11 AM

Andy Murray was thinking ahead to the AO and lendl training regime rather than upsetting his neighbours in Miami.
Andy Roddick was probably thinking ahead to the taco stand.

Twinge , 12/3/12 6:59 PM

EXOS!!! Are we talkin' bout EXOS???

Raonic pulled his serve for most of that exo. It's for fun, remember?


I suspect Muzz was thinking about his next run on the beach which counts for more. Maybe LindtAll can write about that. God help us when Fed starts his exos in SA. LindtAll will have a blast with more "newsworthy" headlines.


Conspirator , 12/3/12 7:45 PM

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