Roddick's Best Aced by Federer

Federer wins in three sets, cruises to semis in Flushing Meadows
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 6, 2007 4:06 AM CDT
Andy Roddick, right, of the United States shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after being defeated in three sets at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Despite what Andy Roddick called a mistake-free game, he succumbed for the tenth consecutive time to a characteristically peerless Roger Federer, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. Roddick ripped 14 aces, made just 29 unforced errors, and held serve throughout the first two sets.  But it's Federer who will face Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals of  the US Open.

In a typical sequence in the second-set tiebreaker, Roddick hit a blistering 140 mph serve, only to have Federer rocket it neatly to the baseline—a near-impossible return. "I'm not walking off with any questions in my head this time," said Roddick. "I played my ass off out there."