Monday, June 08, 2009





It is difficult to make the transition from clay to grass, but Rafa broke the mould last year by winning both the French Open and Queen's in consecutive weeks and then going on to take the Wimbledon title. However, for others clay is just something you play on until the grass and hardcourt tournaments restart and Andy Roddick falls firmly into that category. Having said that, he played well at Roland Garros, recording three straight set wins and reaching the last 16 for the first time in his career.

2009 has seen a rejuventated Roddick, who is 30-7 for the year, five of those losses came against Federer (three times), Nadal and Murray and another on clay .The British player is the only one of the top 4 competing at Queens, no Brit has ever won the tournament and Murray is on the other side of the draw in any case, so we can worry about him on Sunday if necessary.

Roddick has a tremendous record here, since losing in the first round on his debut, he has played six times, winning four and losing in the semis on the other two occasions, giving him a 26-3 record. His draw does have a few "toughies" hidden away, but he is in his best form for a couple of years, on the opposite side of the draw to Murray ,loves everything about the place and is happy in London, so we have enough on "our" side to chance a little outright.

6 points Roddick 4.33 outright Bet 365/ Ladbrokes ..... similar odds on the exchanges.

Good Luck.

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