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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 June, 2005, 14:14 GMT 15:14 UK
Gamewatch: Roddick v Grosjean
Wimbledon quarter-final result:

A RODDICK (US) bt S GROSJEAN (Fra)

3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 6-3


Game-by-game updates:

Fifth set:

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 6-3 Grosjean
Grosjean hits a slide-rule backhand down the line to make it 15-15 but Roddick thumps an ace down the middle to set up match point. Roddick sends down another big one to leave Grosjean scrabbling and send him through to the last four.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 5-3 Grosjean
Grosjean starts with an ace down the middle and Roddick gets a terrible bounce to make it 30-0. Grosjean grinds his way to 40-0 and seals the game with an ace out wide.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 5-2 Grosjean
A massive second serve from Roddick at 15-0 sets up another straight-forward service hold, despite one searing backhand winner from the Frenchman.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 4-2 Grosjean
Grosjean races into a 40-0 lead but sends down his fourth double fault before serve-and- volleying to take the game.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 4-1 Grosjean
Grosjean has found another gear and produces two fine returns to make it 30-30. But Roddick brings out two more of those trusty serves to save serve.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 3-1 Grosjean
Roddick unleashes a wicked forehand cross-court winner to take the game to 0-30 but Grosjean rallies and bunts a delightful lob over Roddick to make it 40-30. Roddick bites back to gain an advantage, but Grosjean shows heart again to outlast his opponent in the next two rallies. Cyclops mistakenly beeps on a good Grosjean serve with the score at deuce but the Frenchman holds his nerve to win the game.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 3-0 Grosjean
With new balls in hand, Roddick senses blood and launches into two massive frist serves before showing a deft touch at the net. Roddick serves out for the game and Grosjean appears to be in trouble.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 2-0 Grosjean
Roddick moves into a 0-30 lead before Grosjean edges back with his fourth ace of the match and levels things with another big serve. Roddick then forces break point with a heavy passing shot which buckles Grosjean's racket and the American forces the break.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 1-0 Grosjean
Great scrambling from Grosjean as Roddick misses a simple volley at the net. Roddick, looking less sure of himself now in the face of Grosjean's comeback, takes the game with an ace.

Fourth set:

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 Grosjean
The Entente Cordiale is back in business on Centre Court as Grosjean hammers his way into a 40-0 lead, to loud approval from the crowd. Roddick rallies before Grosjean sends down another good first serve to level the match after two hours and 13 minutes.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-5 Grosjean
Roddick looks unflustered by his predicament and continues to grip-it-and-rip-it on serve on his way to a 40-0 lead. But Grosjean plays to shot of the game, a whipping forehand down the line from the back of the court. However, Roddick serves out to leave Grosjean serving for the set.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 2-5 Grosjean
Roddick has gone out of tune slightly and the crowd are beginning to get behind the Frenchman, perhaps preferring arts and craft to heavy industry. Roddick outhustles Grosjean to make it 15-30 and the Frenchman plays a wild forehand to hand Roddick break point. Grosjean shows nerve with some deep groundstrokes to save and then rattles down a big serve for the advantage. A long rally ends with a Roddick smash but Grosjean finds two more big serves to take the game. Stirring stuff from the underdog.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 2-4 Grosjean
Grosjean fires back a forehand winner down the line on the first point and almost extends his lead - but is foiled by the net cord when attempting an angled drop shot. However, a wild forehand from Roddick gives Grosjean beak point. Roddick saves with a big serve but Grosjean nicks the advantage with a dipping cross-court backhand and another wild firehand gifts the Frenchman the game.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 2-3 Grosjean
Grosjean looks to have shrugged of his wobbles and is looking more solid on his way to a straight-forward service hold.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 2-2 Grosjean
Roddick launches a 139mph serve and Grosjean is in full defensive mode now and Roddick takes another service game to 15.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 1-2 Grosjean
Grosjean has not thrown in the towel just yet and fires down two aces to go ahead in the fourth set.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 1-1 Grosjean
Roddick the bulldozer gathers pace and sends down another ace en route to a love game.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 0-1 Grosjean
Some good reflexes at the net from Grosjean on the first point but Roddick passes him with a dipping backhand. Roddick outlasts his opponent from the baseline to take it to 15-30 but Grosjean mixes things up to level things. He then converts a volley at full stretch and shows good heart to take the game.

Third set:

Roddick 3-6 6-2 6-1 Grosjean
Grosjean is swimming against a torrent now and has the look of panic. However, he is still capable of the sublime and whips a forehand cross court to make it 30-30. Roddick smashes an attempted lob to take the game to set point, but crashes another into the net to give Grosjean an advantage. Roddick hits a stinging forehand winner to save and then a big serve to take the third set.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 5-1 Grosjean
Grosjean fluffs a volley and Roddick swats another winning forehand return down the line to take it to 15-30. Grosjean throws in another double fault and Roddick pounces on the first break point. It is one-way traffic on Centre Court.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 4-1 Grosjean
Roddick begins to resemble a serving machine as his delivery cranks up another notch and he races to the game to 15.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 3-1 Grosjean
Grosjean fluffs a volley but rallies well to make it 15-15. Roddick is seeing Grosjean's serve well now, first and second, and forces two more break points. But Grosjean shows guts to get back to deuce with a big first serve and wins the game.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 3-0 Grosjean
Roddick shows tremendous athleticism to put away an overhead at 15-15 and sends down a heavy second serve to signal his intent. Very few unforced errors from Roddick now and he has officially slipped into top gear.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 2-0 Grosjean
Roddick unfurls a stinging backhand down the line to take the first point and works Grosjean round the court to take the second. He rifles a winning backhand return to take it to 15-40 and converts the second break point.

Roddick 3-6 6-2 1-0 Grosjean
Some zip returns to Grosjean's game but Roddick is walking taller and hitting harder. Grosjean shows superb battling qualities to win a thrilling rally at the net, but Roddick's serve rescues him again. Roddick leads for the first time in the match.

Second set:

Roddick 3-6 6-2 Grosjean
Grosjean shows signs of tiring and some of the intensity has ebbed from his game. Still struggling with his first serve, he hands Roddick two break points and Roddick puts the first away on the forehand side to tie the match.

Roddick 3-6 5-2 Grosjean
Despite losing his last service game, Grosjean still has a lot of bounce and some resolute defence makes it deuce. However, Roddick pulls out some solid serves to retain his advantage.

Roddick 3-6 4-2 Grosjean
Grosjean still cannot make his first serve work and Roddick sweeps into a 0-30 lead. A wild Grosjean forehand gifts Roddick his sixth break point, the first of which the Frenchman puts away at the net. However, Grosjean hits a forehand long on the next point and Roddick finally breaks at the seventh attempt.

Roddick 3-6 3-2 Grosjean
Roddick appears to have stepped up a gear on his serve and rams home another ace on his way to a love service game.

Roddick 3-6 2-2 Grosjean
Grosjean produces a crisp forehand winner and another ace, while Roddick makes it 40-30 with a fine forehand return. Grosjean holds serve with a rare volley.

Roddick 3-6 2-1 Grosjean
Roddick still looks slightly nervous and certainly is yet to hit his straps. Grosjean continues to scramble well - but Roddick wins the game to 30.

Roddick 3-6 1-1 Grosjean
Grosjean pulls off a stunning forehand drop-volley on the stretch and takes a solid service game.

Roddick 3-6 1-0 Grosjean
Roddick slams down two aces - including one at 139mph - to take the game to 15.

First set:

Roddick 3-6 Grosjean
Grosjean throws in a double fault to make it 15-30 and is struggling with his first serve. Roddick is unable to take advantage of an inviting second serve and Grosjean makes it 40-30 with an ace. He hits two set points long and Roddick earns a break point with a good pass - but Grosjean saves and goes on to take his first set against Roddick since 2002.

Roddick 3-5 Grosjean
Roddick sends down a 135mph serve on his way to an easy hold.

Roddick 2-5 Grosjean
Grosjean's variety from the back of the court is keeping Roddick honest and forcing the American into mistakes. Grosjean takes the game to 15.

Roddick 2-4 Grosjean
A wild forehand makes it 0-30 and Grosjean unleashes a stinging backhand pass that almost takes Roddicks' arm off and gives the Frenchman two more break points. Roddick hits a half-volley long and Grosjean takes the first break of the match.

Roddick 2-3 Grosjean
Roddick attacks Grosjean's second serve and converts three volleys to create two more break points. However, the American tries to finish things too early both times and Grosjean gets back to deuce and finishes things with an ace.

Roddick 2-2 Grosjean
Roddick shows some craft of his own on the way to a love service game.

Roddick 1-2 Grosjean
Grosjean is making Roddick work at the back of the court and mixes things up nicely on his way to taking the game to love.

Roddick 1-1 Grosjean
Roddick starts with two thumping aces but Grosjean mixes pace and subtlety to earn a break point. The Frenchman misses a passing chance with Roddick at the net and repeats his mistake on the next point as Roddick comes through.

Roddick 0-1 Grosjean
Grosjean moves into a 30-0 lead but hits a wild top-spin forehand long and then a backhand volley. He then gifts Roddick two break points but directs a controlled backhand down the line to save the second and saves his first service game in six minutes.



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