Andy Roddick won in Memphis this weekend, beating the young up-and-comer Milos Raonic 7-6(7), 6-7(11), 7-5 in the final. This is how the veteran American won his 30th career title:
Yeah he was bloody and bruised afterwards, but dang, that felt good (via the ATP website):
“That’s the best shot I’ve ever hit in my life, considering the circumstance,” said Roddick. “I played a pretty good point before that. Just making the return, you get disheartened when he doesn’t miss the next ball because he’s tough to get a serve back. He had a great volley there. I don’t really remember much else besides the fact that I went for the ball, I hit it, I didn’t really think much of it. Then I heard people cheering. I was like, ‘No, there’s no way that went in.’ I guess it did.”
The No. 1 American man has now won at least one ATP title for 11 straight years – the only other active player to achieve this is Roger Federer.