miami04roddick_coria

miami04roddick_coria

Points won by each set: [ 34-37, 40-29, 28-10, 3-0 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
47 % Roddick – 35 of 74
17 % Coria – 19 of 107

The best hardcourt player vs the best clay-courter at the time. There was 5:4* (30-all) for Roddick [3] in the opener when one of the best rallies of the match occurred – Coria [4] won it but felt pain in the loin part of his back. From that moment, the speed of his serve and ground-strokes significantly dropped. Admittedly he managed to win the set (took a medical time-out after game No. 11), but Roddick’s advantage in the next two sets became quite overwhelming. After another medical consultation, the Argentine began the 4th set without his baseball-cap, made three simple errors and decided to quit. “It was excruciating pain and even though I won the first set I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish,” said Coria.

Roddick’s route to his 13th title:
2 Karol Beck 6-2, 6-4
3 Jonas Bjorkman 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
4 Guillermo Canas 6-3, 6-3
Q Carlos Moya 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
S Vincent Spadea 6-1, 6-3
W Guillermo Coria 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-1 ret.

# Moya served at 5:4 (30-all) in the 3rd set

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