Andy Roddick: Testing the Limits of His Patience to Move to Victory - Page 4
In the fourth he just did it! He returned Ferrer to the player of the second set, unable to find his way or make the most of the opportunities Andy gave him, what little there were. Andy closed it out in his mind. He did everything in his power and brought the game to himself, on an outer court, without the challenge system and Hawkeye, with a handful of fans. He proved that was all he needed. His elation at winning and his appreciation of his fans was wonderful to see. I hadn't seen Roddick be this spontaneous for a long time. The grind of the tournament schedule, the cruelty of the media and some fans, the scratchiness of his own ego pounding against himself and others were all suspended for these glorious moments on Court 13. Somehow, Andy returned himself to himself, and returned himself to his fans. Maybe the rain wasn't so bad after all. Andy Roddick had made it to Round Four of the 2011 US Open. And it was worth it!