Andy Roddick has defeated Milos Raonic of Canada in an exhibition match played at Air Canada Centre on Friday. Roddick won the match by 6-4, 4-6, 10-7. Roddick who has recently announced his retirement from professional tennis had to work hard for this victory. The Canadian youngster lost the first set, but, he didn’t give up and bounced back. However, he wasn’t able to hold his nerves towards the end of the final set and ended up losing the match.
In the first set, Raonic didn’t have a very good start. He held his service in the first game, but, after that, he lost three games consecutively. Roddick got a breakthrough in the third game and he served out the next game. At the end of the fourth game, the score card was showing 3-1 in Roddick’s favour. Roddick kept the lead till the end of the set and won the set by 6-4.
But, in the second set, Raonic bounced back. In the first six games, both the players held their service. Raonic got a breakpoint in the seventh game and the local boy grabbed that opportunity with both hands. He broke Roddick’s service and then, held his service in the next game to enhance his lead to 5-3. Roddick reduced Raonic’s lead to 5-4 with a serve hold in the ninth game. The American needed a breakthrough in the 10th game to extend the set, but, he didn’t manage to do so and lost the set.
In the third and final set, there was close competition between the two players and the set went into the tie breaker. Raonic couldn’t soak the pressure towards the end and made quite a few mistakes which helped Roddick in winning the tie breaker and thus, the match as well.