The 28-year-old Roddick  was the hottest player in the first three months of 2010. Two weeks after losing a final at Indian Wells, he reached another big final facing again a big serving opponent , but this time he played the crucial points better and notched quite comfortable victory in 1 hour and 43 minutes (from *4:5 in the opener, Roddick won five games in succession). “It’s great. I won my first ever match here and it’s nice to see it come full circle and I couldn’t be happier,” said Roddick in his courtside interview. “Tomas had a great tournament and is always a guy you don’t want to see in your part of the draw.” Roddick skipped two clay-court tournaments (Madrid, Rome) afterwards, and never came back to the status of an elite player, however, plenty of points obtained in the first quarter of the season, allowed him to participate in ‘Masters’ event for the last time.
Roddick’s route to his 29th title (5th and last Masters 1K):
2 Igor Andreev 6-4, 6-4
3 Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2, 6-1
4 Benjamin Becker 7-6(4), 6-3
Q Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3
S Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
W Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4
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