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    Roddick served 150 mph - set the world record

    at the age of 21 - Roddick is on top of the world.

    Roddick breaks record for fastest serve: 150 mph

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Andy Roddick set the record for fastest serve in a match by whipping one 150 mph Friday night in Davis Cup play.

    The American did it in the eighth game of a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Stefan Koubek of Austria. Koubek actually got his racket on the record-setting serve, but he couldn't put the ball over the net.

    Earlier, Roddick's second serve of the match also registered 150 mph on the courtside speed meter, but the ball landed out for a fault -- which doesn't count as a record.

    The U.S. Open champion broke the record of 149 mph that he shared with Greg Rusedski. Roddick hit a serve at that speed during a victory over Andre Agassi at the Queen's Club tournament in June. Rusedski set that standard in 1998.

    Robby Ginepri beat Jurgen Melzer 6-7 (6), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in Friday's other match to help the United States take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five first-round series.

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    Andy won the first title of year 2004 by winning the Siebel Open with sizzling serves, forehand, backhand and never-ending tie break.

    Roddick posts first win of 2004

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_yl...v=ap&type=lgns

    Andy Roddick won his first title of 2004 with a thrilling 7-6 (13), 6-4 victory Sunday over good friend Mardy Fish in the Siebel Open.

    The top-seeded Roddick, who's ranked No. 3, improved to 12-2 this year by outlasting Fish in a fabulous first set. It featured sizzling serves by both and plenty of razzing between players who lived together for a year in high school.

    In four meetings, the two have played four tiebreakers. Roddick saved four set points in Sunday's tiebreaker and had five break points before winning the ninth game of the second set -- the only service break of the match.

    Roddick won the tiebreaker after the players traded big serves and painted the lines with pinpoint groundstrokes.

    Fish took a 3-0 lead in the tiebreaker before Roddick found his rhythm. Roddick took a 13-12 lead when Fish netted a backhand. Roddick then missed a forehand to make it 13-all. He finished off the set with an acrobatic overhead and jumped up and down in celebration -- and relief.

    Later, Roddick said to Fish: ``Don't be jealous of my hops.''

    Fish lived with Roddick's family in Boca Raton, Fla. Of their relationship, Roddick said: ``We were like brothers. We would fight, then we'd walk out of the house holding hands three minutes later

    The first set took up 55 minutes of the 1-hour, 35-minute match.

    ``It was one of those tiebreakers when anything could happen,'' Fish said. ``It was good quality. There weren't that many errors. It was an exciting breaker, that's for sure.''

    Roddick won his first title since capturing his first Grand Slam tournament in September at the U.S. Open.

    The third-seeded Fish outaced Roddick 17-16 after slamming a career-high 29 in his three-set semifinal upset of Andre Agassi on Saturday night.

    The players combined for 11 aces in the first five games Sunday.

    Roddick tossed his racket to the ground several times and let out his frustration on chair umpire Steve Ullrich after a let call on his serve in the first set.

    ``Why do we both seem confused?'' Roddick said. ``We were both ready for the next point. Why don't you turn the machine off and use your own brain?''

    It marked the first all-American final on the tour since Aug. 17, 2003, in Cincinnati, where Roddick saved two match points to beat Fish in a third-set tiebreaker.

    The last final here featuring two Americans was in 1998, when Agassi defeated Pete Sampras.

    After the singles final, Fish had a short break before going back on court to team with James Blake against Rick Leach and Brian MacPhie in the doubles final.
    If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone. Michael Corleone

    #2
    Not a bad headline to show to Shoaibi b4 indian series.

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      #3
      ^^ well said


      Roddick is something waisay
      The will of Allah will not take you where the Grace of Allah will not protect you.

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        #4
        WOW!!! Amazing. Lets get Shoaib to break that record.

        Wonder how the recpient of that thunder bolt felt?

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          #5
          so he broke the previous record he co-held with greg rusedski of 149 mph, oh well it had to happen someday.

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            #6
            Come on guys... stop comparing tennis to cricket.
            "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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