A bloodied and stunned Andy Roddick hosted the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships trophy Sunday evening after defeating Milos Raonic in Memphis 7-6(7), 6-7(11), 7-5. In a thrilling 3 hour, 3 set blast fest, it took a diving forehand winner that left Roddick bloodied and bruised to capture his 30th singles tournament.
Another Sunday, another shot at a title for Milo Raonic. Rao-who? Milos Raonic, the Maple Leaf Missle from Canada as he is being dubbed, is taking the tennis world by storm these past two weeks.
By upending the defending champion Fenando Verdasco last week, Raonic, ranked 59th in the world and on the tour for only 11 months, captured his first tour title at the SAP Open in San Jose, CA. Now he returns to face American Andy Roddick on Sunday February 2oth at The Racquet Club of Memphis at 3pm CST. Raonic reached his second final in as many weeks by defeating American Mardy Fish 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Roddick, who is ranked 8th in the world on the ATP Tour reached 50th tournament final by defeating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. Del Potro had not dropped serve until facing Roddick who won the match 6-3, 6-4.
Up and coming Milos Raonic faced off against fan favorite Fernando Verdasco last night at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships for the second time in just 4days. Raonic is making buzz all through the tennis world by winning his first tournament this past weekend by beating Verdasco this past Sunday at the SAP Open in San Jose, CA. Using serves in excess of 140+ mph with laser placement, Raonic proved he is name to watch.
In what could be considered a rough start, the worlds 8th ranked ATP Tour singles player Andy Roddick was the marquee match Tuesday night at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Facing 20 year-old Richard Berankis, currently ranked #74 on the ATP Tour, Roddick dropped the first set 4-6, but when on to win the last two sets 6-2 & 6-3 all while putting on a little bit of show.
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