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Quarterfinal Loss Post-Match Press Conference
(This video clip is audio-only with a picture of Andy so that it could be uploaded to YouTube. It’s a slightly better way of presenting audio content. Hope it’s not too misleading.)
From the start it was clear that he was edgy. The faces of his support crew were all etched with concern. And for good reason. Though he was loathe to admit it in the post-match press conference, his ankle injury severely limited his ability tonight. His movement was okay, but his power off the ground was abysmal. His groundstrokes had no bite, and his serve speed was dramatically lower.
Istomin, on the other hand, was reading all of Roddick’s shots well: serves, approaches, and ground strokes. He always knew where to be to defend against Andy’s shots. In the press room, Andy was better than we thought he would be. But he was definitely a pained man after this loss.