Sunday, December 2, 2012
Roddick beats Murray, makes Miami Cup final
Andy Roddick beat Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 at the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event and will face Nicolas Almagro, who defeated John Isner 6-3 6-4, in the final.
Murray, trailing 2-5 in the first set, surrendered his serve in the eighth game when he sailed a backhand crosscourt wide.
In the second set, the Scott saved two break points from down 0-40, but couldn't convert the third to give Roddick a 5-3 lead. At 15-0, Roddick double-faulted twice in a row, but went on to win the final three points of the match with a service winner and two forehand winners.
"If we had gone three sets I would've had a full body cramp and it would've been awkward for all of you," said Roddick. "There's no comeback (to tennis for me). Andy was nice to me tonight."
Roddick has put on four pounds since retiring following the U.S. Open. He says he's content in retirement and is playing a lot of golf.
"I don't miss the travel at all," Roddick 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 wasn't surprised that Roddick won.
"Andy hasn't hit that many balls the last few months," Murray said. "Maybe his timing was a little bit off, but he still hits the ball very well. It was only a few months ago he was making a decent run at the U.S. Open."
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