2006 RCA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Indianapolis, IN

FINAL

JAMES BLAKE v ANDY RODDICK

4-6, 6-4, 7-6

 

Top-seeded James Blake won a tiebreaker in the third set to beat second-seeded Andy Roddick and win the RCA Championships.
It was Blake's second career win over Roddick in eight tries. Roddick still hasn't won a tournament this year.
Roddick finished with 17 aces, but was consistently frustrated by Blake's foot speed. In the tiebreaker,

Blake chased down one of many balls that appeared unreachable to go up 6-4. Roddick served an ace to make it 6-5,

but Blake closed it out on the next point.
Roddick came into the match having won 40 consecutive service games.

That increased to 45 before Blake broke him on a backhand serve to take a 2-0 lead in the second set.

It was the first time in the tournament, singles or doubles, that Roddick's serve had been broken.
 

 

USA ORDERS:

$12.00

NON-USA ORDERS:

$16.00