An American in Paris
This is amazing!
Greg In Hollywood fave Andy Roddick, the top-ranked American man in pro tennis, has defied skeptics and made it into the fourth round at The French Open in Paris – the furthest he’s ever gone at the world’s most prestigious clay court tournament.
Andy has won the US Open on hardcourt and twice made it to the finals of Wimbledon on grass, but he usually lasts in Paris for just a few days then moves on. But on Saturday, he not only made it to the final 16, he beat a Frenchman in Paris! Marc Gicquel lost to Andy 6-1. 6-1, 6-4 making Roddick only the second American to advance this far at the clay-court major since Andre Agassi in 2003.
“I like my chances maybe more than the other years,” Roddick said. “I feel like I’m moving a little bit better on this stuff.”