Roddick went back to his chair, dropped his racket at his feet and
stared at the ground, to be roused by shouts of "Roddick, Roddick". Not
even in New York, at home, where he won his ground-breaking first
grand-slam title in 2003, had the crowd reacted to him so. He rose and
applauded them back. One hoped that at home, the Americans were raising
their chilled beers to him. He had been heroic, he had been human, he
had given all he had.
They realize it was Andy RODDICK, right? Ok, just checking.