After a devastating loss to Tommy Haas at the US Open after holding three match points, James Blake says he will watch and root for Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals against world No. 1 Roger Federer.
“I’ll watch Andy, for sure,” Blake said. “I love to see him doing well. Watched him today, his last match. He’s playing great. I’m real proud of him. I want him to do as well as possible. I would have loved to have met him in the semifinals and had another thriller. He’s doing great, playing exceptional tennis. I’d love to see him bust through here and win — take one of these titles away from Federer or Nadal. He’s got a tough run obviously. I love the way he’s playing, love the way he’s competing. Just serving huge, as always. I’ll watch a lot of those matches. Hopefully he’s got plenty more left.”
Federer has beaten Roddick in their last nine matches, and 12 of 13 career.
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