2006 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN

3rd Round

ANDY RODDICK v IGOR ANDREEV

6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 6-1

American Andy Roddick suffered a bitter defeat to Russian Igor Andreev, packing up from the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters Wednesday.
Roddick, the third seed, became the first major victim here for the 26th-ranked Andreev, who had not won a match in the desert prior to this year.
The American, who lifted his last title five months ago in France, smashed a racket as he lost serve to love to drop to 5-1 in the final set. Andreev closed out his trip into the quarter-finals with a stinging backhand winner down the line against his frustrated opponent.
Andy had been feeling good about his tennis game after winning comfortably in his first two matches.  He seemed almost convinced that his days

of losing before the finals of tournaments to lower ranked players was over.  However, Igor Andreev proved that Roddick still has some work to do.

Andreev has a difficult kick serve, a monster forehand, and a good backhand.  Roddick relied on his monster serve and his big loopy forehand, but even the commentators were criticizing the technique of his backhand.  Roddick tried to change the momentum of the match and eeked out the 2nd set tiebreaker, but Andreev kept playing consistent tennis.  A few broken Babolats later, and the match was all but over for Andy.

 

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