Roddick scored an early break for 2-0 as Murray sent a forehand wide. After taking the first set 6-3, Roddick recovered from a 3-5
hole to reach the tiebreaker. Two aces from Andy both at 130 miles per hour and the match was done 6-4, 7-6(7-4). It was some measure of
revenge for Roddick who had lost to Murray last week in San Jose.
"It was really satisfying especially after last week," Roddick said. "Coming
into today I didn't think I was hitting the ball that well. I wasn't getting the depth that I wanted to. Today I thought I did a lot better. To feel like
you're doing that well against Andy is a good sign."
Sunday's men's final features Roddick, seeded number one and Haas, seeded number two. The last meeting of number one and two seeds
at Memphis occured twenty years ago when top seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden defeated second seed Jimmy Connors of the USA in 1987.
In the women's final tonight, Venus Williams of the USA ends her comeback week from wrist injury in Memphis against Shahar Peer of
Israel. The two
players have never faced each other, however Peer lost last month a three set thriller to Venus' sister Serena Williams in the Australian Open
quarterfinals 3-6, 6-2, 8-6.
Venus said after her semifinal she'd watched the match, "I think that (Peer) does everything well. She moves well,
fights hard. She does everything well. So I don't think there's any specific thing I'm going to have to watch out for. I don't think there's any
specific thing that she's going to do to hurt me per say. She just does everything well."
Peer's young age of 19 and inexperience may be one of the factors to decide the match as could Williams' errors if she is unable to keep
a low error count. Look for Williams to attack the net to avoid long points against a speedy Peer.
Television Schedule: Women's Final will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel tonight.
Men's Final will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net.