Angry Andy Losing His Focus

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Serena Williams isn't playing at the U.S. Open this year, but she may be here in spirit. Last night, Andy Roddick was in the throes of a heated match with Janko Tipsarevic when he was fouled for a foot fault. None too pleased, Roddick demanded to know which foot touched the line. The lineswoman claimed the back foot (something that's, all told, near impossible), and it sent Roddick into an ugly tirade. He was already being schooled by a surprisingly aggressive opponent, but the ordeal was the final nail in the coffin, irrevocably clouding his focus. Thus: Roddick lost in the U.S. Open's second round for the first time in his career, in a fashion that suggests his recent progressive leaps to become a better player are still hampered by an issue of mentality, and perhaps...

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