Last night, Roddick's match with Frenchman Fabrice Santoro came to an unorthodox conclusion when Santoro became upset that Mr. Brooklyn Decker almost hit him with a blistering serve.
After the match, Santoro explained why he was so riled up.
" "The match was over," Santoro said. "I was a little bit disappointed with the way he served the point before."
Roddick apologized to Santoro when they met at center court. He said he was aiming for the T and hoped Santoro didn't think it intentional. But he did.
"He served straight at me for sure," Santoro said. "That's a good strategy during the match, but it was almost over. He realized it was kind of a mistake." When told Roddick said he was aiming for the T, Santoro said, "Then it was the biggest mistake of his life. When he serves for the T, he gets the T."
Anyone with an intricate knowledge of the "unwritten rules of tennis" is free to explain to me if Roddick did anything wrong here. Regardless of Roddick's intentions, the refusal to play the final point just looks bad on Santoro's part.