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Andy Roddick and Roger Federer played against each other 24 times. However, the American could beat the Swiss just three times.
One of the fastest servers on the ATP Tour Roddick explained, its frustrating when Federer tactfully returns the ball, or he comes up with a return winner.
“It was like a volume play, he would make a ton of returns. When I was serving some guys, they are taking tons of returns at least trying to hit over every return. They were rarely going to square it up perfectly,” Andy told Tennis Channel.
“But, if I had to win first-serve points with Roger, with every very very small movement he put the ball back in play. Once we were neutral it was his advantage. And his ability to accept my pace with very little movement and make a ton of return, it was frustrating.”
He was asked, how is it to play Roger Federer on Wimbledon’s center court.
“Depressing at times,” he replied. “I played him four years in a row. In his prime, he had the option of serving and volleying a lot more.”