Roddick in shock win over Murray at Wimbledon
Published 3 July 2009
You could just here the collective sigh nationwide as Andy Roddick won an epic semifinal against Andrew Murray. This was meant to be the year where Murray would march all the way to the finals, in the rare absence of Rafael Nadal, and challenge Federer to be champion of grass, the surface the British are so proud of.
Yet Murray never really did hit the top gear that he needed by beat Roddick, who has seen a sort of renaissance since the start of Wimbledon. Whereas Murray had in previous rounds been able to laboriously overcome opponents when not in top gear, this time there was no mercy from Roddick who took the opportunity to take the 1st, 3rd, and the 4th sets to set up a date with Federer in the finals.
It could have been, it should have been for Murray. But in Roddick we have a world class player with just phenomenal serving skills that just demolishes opponents with his service. I’m even surprised that Hawkeye is able to track his serves that reach up to 140 miles per hour.
In any case, the men’s final will be played on Sunday from 1:30pm, available on BBC One or BBC iPlayer. But if you have the money to spare (£100 exactly), there is a way to get tickets for Center Court on that day and watch Federer and Roddick slog it out live!
The All England Lawn and Tennis Club (AELTC) have decided reserve a limited number of Center Court tickets for each day of the tournament to be sold the night before on Ticketmaster. Therefore, if you have fast fingers and a big wallet, you can get tickets on Ticketmaster.co.uk at 8:30pm on Saturday night. But be quick… the tickets will definitely sell out very quickly!