Andy Roddick literally left it all on the court today in a thrilling win over Milos Raonic to capture the Regions Keegan Morgan title in Memphis. Roddick saved the very best for last converting on his fifth match point by hitting a diving forehand winner to pass Raonic and win the title.
It was one of the greatest shots Roddick’s ever hit and one of the greatest shots you’ll will ever see to win a tennis championship!
Without further adieu here’s the shot (really “the dive”) that won Roddick his 3rd title in Memphis and the 30th overall of his career (I’ll upload a better quality youtube video when one becomes available – this footage is off the Tennis Channel feed):
Congratulations to Andy and all his supporters! He had quite a week beating two fellow US Open champions and then the streaking Raonic in the final today. The blood and skin Andy left on the court was well worth it and he did it with a shot that will surely go down in history as one of the greatest!
The final score was Roddick 76, 67, 75.
Updating with a quote from Roddick: “That’s the best shot I’ve ever hit in my life, considering the circumstance. I played a pretty good point before that. Just making the return, you get disheartened when he doesn’t miss the next ball because he’s tough to get a serve back. He had a great volley there. I don’t really remember much else besides the fact that I went for the ball, I hit it, I didn’t really think much of it. Then I heard people cheering. I was like, ‘No, there’s no way that went in.’ I guess it did.”
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