“From 4-2 down in the first set I started feeling a little better,” Roddick said. “It’s a little tough
going from clay last weekend in Spain to dealing with the jet lag and what not.”
“I told (Evans) I thought he took his foot off the accelerator a little bit when he was up in the
match,” Roddick said. “And maybe he stopped being as aggressive as he was to get in the lead, and that allowed me to get a rhythm.”
Roddick could meet fellow American Sam Querrey in the semifinals. In the final round, Roddick was drawn to face top seeded David Ferrer of Spain before Ferrer lost his opening round match.
This year in the majors, Roddick reached the US Open quarterfinals before losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(7-5). The American suffered early round defeats at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia defeated Roddick in the second round at Wimbledon 6-7(5-7), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(7-4). Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany beat Roddick in the third round at the Australian Open 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(11-9), 6-7(3-7), 8-6.
Roddick withdrew from the French Open with a shoulder injury.
In 2003, Roddick, currently ranked number 8th, reached a career high ranking of number three after claiming his lone major title, the 2003 US Open.