Andy Roddick won’t always have Paris
RODDICK LOSES: You never expect much from Andy Roddick at the French Open but you still hope. The top-ranked American player seemed to be in good form in his first two matches but went down hard earlier today in the third round of the world’s most prestigious clay court tournament.
Andy lost badly to Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. His mood was sour almost from the start, according to news reports. During a first-set changeover, he threw two wrapped rackets because he was angry about way they had been strung.
Then during another changeover three games from the end, Andy engaged in a long, heated discussion with the umpire about the tarps behind the baseline. They were wet from rain, and balls rolling into them became heavy.
Andy’s mood will likely improve as the tour moves on to grass courts for a month. He will next play at Queens Club where he has won the title four times followed by Wimbledon where he is a three-time finalist.
Good luck Andy!