Andy Roddick eases into 2012 US Open as 30th approaches

In sports, writing on 08/28/2012 at 19:28

For the second year in a row, Roddick played a rookie compatriot early in the US Open. Last year in the second round he handled Jack Sock in straight sets, and this year looked to deliver NCAA star Rhyne Williams the same fate. Williams, ranked 283 in the world, needed a wild card just to make the qualifying draw where he won three matches, while Roddick finds himself at one of his lowest rankings in a decade—still good enough for the tournament’s 20th seed.


Like sixteen year old Victoria Duval the night before, it’s exciting to watch such a young, homegrown athlete make their grand slam on Arthur Ashe stadium.

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