This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 25 September, 2018
Advertisement

Roddick and Berdych crash out early

US star throws away tennis racket into crowd after loss. Hopefully it didn’t hit anyone.

Last night’s US Open matches saw two shock exits as home favourite Andy Roddick was defeated along with Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych.

Roddick was defeated by Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 and in the process had a Serena Williams-esque outburst. After the American was called for a foot fault, Roddick shouted at the umpire.

“Not once in my career has my right foot gone in front of my left foot, never. That is unbelievable,” Roddick complained. “Why don’t you get some umpires who know what they are doing? 1-800-rent-a-ref.”

Michael Llodra was the player who knocked out Berdych, with a 6-4, 7-6 (6), 7-5 win.

Andy Murray progressed, beating Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel