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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 June, 2005, 12:47 GMT 13:47 UK
Roddick seals Queen's hat-trick
Stella Artois Championships

Final result:

I Karlovic (Cro) v A Roddick (US)

6-7 (7-9) 6-7 (4-7)

*denotes server


Second set:

Karlovic 6-7 Roddick
Roddick grabs a mini-break straight away as he clips the line to go 1-0 up. The American moves to 3-0 with two aces. Roddick yelps as he fires another passing-shot beyond Karlovic at 4-0. The Croat claws back a point at 4-1. A reinvigorated Roddick moves to 5-1 but scoops the ball wide to slip to 5-2. A solid serves takes Karlovic to 5-3 but the American passes Karlovic with another forehand at 6-3. Roddick goes long at 6-4. But a strong serve sees Roddick take the tie-break 7-4 and the title.

Karlovic 6-6 Roddick
Roddick seals off another efficient service-game to set up the inevitable tie-break.

Karlovic 6-5 Roddick
Both players showed a renewed determination to chase around the court. Roddick races to push the ball down the line at 15-15. Karlovic delivers an ace at 30-15 and lashes the ball straight at Roddick for 40-15. The Croat holds.

Karlovic 5-5 Roddick
Roddick seals another flawless service-game with a smash.

Karlovic 5-4 Roddick
Karlovic rattles off three aces to move to 40-0 and easily holds.

Karlovic 4-4 Roddick
Karlovic deftly dips the ball over the net at 40-15 but the American second seed wins another fast and furious game.

Karlovic 4-3 Roddick
The Croat struggles to makes his returns and slides to 15-30. He recovers a point with some quick hands at the net. Roddick skies the ball off his racquet at 40-30 and Karlovic hardly has to reach for a smash to hold.

Karlovic 3-3 Roddick
Karlovic strokes a forehand down the line at 30-15. Both players engage in some longer rallies and Roddick comes in to the net to skip the ball over at 40-15 and he goes on to hold.

Karlovic 3-2 Roddick
An ace takes Karlovic to 30-0 but Roddick digs out a low forehand to steal a point. Two more unreturnable serves sees the unseeded Croat hold.

Karlovic 2-2 Roddick
The defending champion delivers another flawless game, holding to 15.

Karlovic 2-1 Roddick
Roddick eyes a break chance at 15-30 but he over-shoots the return for 30-30. The Croat makes some good plays at the net again to hold.

Karlovic 1-1 Roddick
A comfortable, speedy game by the defending champion as the match continues to move swiftly along.

Karlovic 1-0 Roddick
A stinging ace takes Karlovic to 30-15 but Karlovic misses a volley to go to 40-30. The Croat produces another ace from his repertoire to hold.

First set:

Karlovic 6-7 Roddick
Roddick takes the first point but a poor volley levels it. The American skips the ball down the line to grab a mini-break at 2-1. Roddick enforces his advantage by moving to 4-1. The Croat sends Roddick scurrying for 4-2. Roddick moves to 6-3 on his serve for three set-points. But Karlovic holds serve for 6-5 and then an unlucky bounce off the net takes it to 6-6. Karlovic has his own problems at the net at 8-7 and then shoots long to hand Roddick the breaker 9-7 - and the set.

Karlovic 6-6 Roddick
A double-fault sees Karlovic slide to 0-15 but an ace helps him recover. He dips the ball over at the net then makes Roddick race in only to beat him with a cross-court forehand. Two careless mistakes see the game slide to deuce but Karlovic recovers to force a tie-break.

Karlovic 5-6 Roddick
Another fast game as Roddick holds to love again.

Karlovic 5-5 Roddick
The Croat drops the ball into the corner of the court at 15-0. He flashes a forehand past Roddick for 30-0 and serves out his first love-game.

Karlovic 4-5 Roddick
A mis-hit by Roddick, a diagonal forehand and a clever stroke down the line takes the game to deuce. But an ace rescues Roddick and he holds.

Karlovic 4-4 Roddick
A double-fault by Karlovic at 0-15 but moves in to pounce for 15-15. The ball skies up when it hits Karlovic's racquet handle but he recovers to 30-30. The unseeded Croat slams down the ball to hold.

Karlovic 3-4 Roddick
Roddick shows no sign of letting up and moves to 40-0. But he lets one point slip and then Karlovic dips a backhand over at the net at 40-30. A poor volley from the Croat sees Roddick hold.

Karlovic 3-3 Roddick
Karlovic shoots the ball long when he comes in to the net again at 0-15 but he slams down a volley to level the scores. The Croat relies on his big serves and finishes out the game to 15.

Karlovic 2-3 Roddick
The defending champion continues to roll on and serves out to love again.

Karlovic 2-2 Roddick
Roddick strikes a forehand winner at 0-15 but goes wide for 15-15. Karlovic shows good work at the net and then produces another ace to keep the match on serve.

Karlovic 1-2 Roddick
Karlovic struggles getting the ball over in the longer rallies and the American holds to love.

Karlovic 1-1 Roddick
Karlovic scuffs the ball into the net at 0-15. He is caught out at the net again to slide to 0-30. The Croat seems nervous and out-of-sorts and hands Roddick three break-points. He recovers one with a smash, Roddick goes long and a fizzing serve saves deuce. Karlovic fires down an ace to move to advantage and he holds.

Karlovic 0-1 Roddick
Roddick gets the match under way with a booming serve to take the first point. The American gets in to the net to move to 40-0 and he holds to 15.

Background:
American Andy Roddick aims to join Lleyton Hewitt and John McEnroe as the only players to win three consecutive titles at Queen's Club.

But the second seed faces an unknown quantity in Croatian Ivo Karlovic.

The 6ft 10in player - the tallest on the tour - went into Queen's unseeded but has calmly advanced to his first final on the ATP Tour.

It will be the first time Roddick and Karlovic have played each other and the crowds can expect an explosive encounter as both are big-servers.





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