Wow. Tipsy ousted A-Rod in four sets to reach the 3rd round for the first time.
This is the earliest exit from a Slam to Andy since Wimbledon 2008. Ironically, he also lost to Janko there.
I’m not a Roddick fan, never have been. I felt sorry for the guy after the Wimbly final, but again, who didn’t? I’ve tried really hard to like him but damn, he makes it difficult sometimes, mainly because of his on court behavior. That’s exactly what happened. Just like Serena last year, Andy was penalized for a foot fault.
Instead of continue to play and put that moment behind him, he kept arguing and well, you know it ended. It’s a shame because he really had a doable draw with good chances of reaching SF. I don’t care what some people might say, but when you’re a pro athlete you need to be ready for this kind of stuff to happen and stay focused and calm. I know, easier said than done.
Later, A-Rod said what really had bothered him was that the lineswoman wouldn’t acknowledge that she was mistaken when she blamed his right foot for the ruling, when in fact was his left foot that crossed the line.
Anyways, major props to Janko. What a win. I didn’t watch the entire match (I blame you, time difference!) but it seems the Serbian played amazingly. Tipsy smacked 66 winners, won 81 percent of his first-serve points and saved 3 of the 5 break points he faced. He was terrific from the baseline and also took advantage of Andy’s poor net game, which is always a smart thing to do.
After the match Roddick told him “If you lose early I’m going to freaking kill you”. I totally agree so, do not even dare, Janko.