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   Friday, 24 January, 2003, 11:08 GMT
Gamewatch: Roddick v Schuettler
All the action as Rainer Schuettler reaches his first-ever Grand Slam final with victory against Andy Roddick.


Fourth set:

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 3-6 Schuettler
Roddick's famed endurance and resolve finally cracks as the German breaks him for the second time to reach his first ever Grand Slam final.

Schuettler falls to the floor with relief and emotion, but the crowd give also give a standing ovation to Roddick as he leaves the court.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 3-5 Schuettler
Roddick asks questions of Schuettler as he comes back from 0-30 to square the game score, but Schuettler's nerve holds and he is one game from victory.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 3-4 Schuettler
More massive serving from the American ensures that the pressure is kept up on the German, but Roddick still needs to master the Schuettler serve.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 2-4 Schuettler
Schuettler's sixth ace is the highlight as the German moves to within two games of the final with another strong service game.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 2-3 Schuettler
Roddick's game is limited by injury and fatigue at present, but his serve remains a powerful weapon and Schuettler has no response here as the American wins to love.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 1-3 Schuettler
One bad error of judgement by Schuettler - where he leaves a lob which falls safely in - does not prove costly and the German remains one break ahead.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 1-2 Schuettler
Roddick's mental strength is unquestionable, as he saves another three break points to win the game, in the process hitting one ace with such venom that he breaks two strings.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 0-2 Schuettler
Schuettler consolidates his early break to move clear, and Roddick will be hoping Schuettler's nerve fails him as the German's thoughts turn towards a potential final.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 0-1 Schuettler
Three times Roddick saves break point with a massive serve, but on the fourth occasion he misfires and it seems the American's fatigue and injury are catching up with him.


Third set:

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-6 Schuettler
A confident Schuettler pumps his fist as he closes out the set with no wobbles. He is now just one set away from his first Grand Slam final.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 3-5 Schuettler
Roddick looks in danger of losing the set as he slumps 0-30 behind, but he seems to revel in the challenge, and subsequently wallops three aces as he takes the game.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 2-5 Schuettler
Schuettler hammers home his advantage with a commanding service game which includes his second and third aces of the match.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 2-4 Schuettler
Schuettler makes a potentially crucial breakthrough as Roddick's serve loses its accuracy in a game punctuated by a bizarre incident in which the American trips over the advertising hoarding after retrieving a puppet from courtside.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 2-3 Schuettler
Roddick makes things less comfortable for the German, taking the game to two deuces, but Schuettler is able to hold.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 2-2 Schuettler
Roddick's wrist injury may be inhibiting some of his shot choices, but it is certainly not impacting on his serve which appears as powerful as ever.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 1-2 Schuettler
Schuettler produces another powerful service game, and Roddick fails to even score a point. The American's wrist appears to be troubling him.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 1-1 Schuettler
The American slips 0-30 behind but moves 40-30 ahead - only for Schuettler to produce some brilliant tennis to win the best rally of the match and get to deuce. The American regains his concentration to hold.

Roddick 5-7 6-2 0-1 Schuettler
Schuettler makes a much better start than he has done in the previous two sets, holding serve with some comfort to move ahead.


Second set:

Roddick 5-7 6-2 Schuettler
Roddick closes out the set with no trouble, although he is still examining his strapped wrist. He ends the set by requesting a medical time-out.

Roddick 5-7 5-2 Schuettler
Schuettler follows up a double fault with an ace - his first of the match to take the game. But Roddick now has two chances to serve for the set.

Roddick 5-7 5-1 Schuettler
Roddick moves to closer to levelling the match with another impressive service game. Schuettler appears to have abandoned this set as a lost cause.

Roddick 5-7 4-1 Schuettler
The German stops the rot, winning his first game in five, although Roddick remains strong favourite to level the set score.

Roddick 5-7 4-0 Schuettler
Roddick comes back from a minor wobble at 15-30 to conjure up more big serves and win the game. His strapped wrist does not appear to be giving him too many problems at present.

Roddick 5-7 3-0 Schuettler
Schuettler's game has gone to pieces, and he is in grave danger of quickly undoing all his good work from the first set as he falls two breaks down in the second.

Roddick 5-7 2-0 Schuettler
Schuettler appears to have been so pumped up by winning the opening set that he has fallen, momentarily at least, off the pace. Roddick holds serve with ease.

Roddick 5-7 1-0 Schuettler
Roddick calls the trainer on between sets to look at a wrist injury - but any thoughts of retiring are put on hold as he produces a great game to break Schuettler.


First set:

Roddick 5-7 Schuettler
Roddick's booming serve fails to foil Schuettler in this game, and the American has no answer to the German's brilliant returning. From one break down, Schuettler has come back to take the set.

Roddick 5-6 Schuettler
Roddick seems to be making less and less impact on the Schuettler serve and the German wins this game to love, leaving the American serving to save the set.

Roddick 5-5 Schuettler
Roddick slips 15-30 behind, but responds brilliantly, producing a venomous forehand winner then blasting two aces to level the score.

Roddick 4-5 Schuettler
Schuettler is mixing up his shots nicely and his tactic seems to be to keep Roddick moving as much as possible. The tactic is working well.

Roddick 4-4 Schuettler
The idea may fill Roddick with dread, but both players are currently looking so confident on serve that the match looks likely to go all the way.

Roddick 3-4 Schuettler
Schuettler has definitely shaken off his early nerves and is looking increasingly confident on serve, winning the game with ease despite one super Roddick winner.

Roddick 3-3 Schuettler
Roddick replies in some style to Schuettler's confident service game, winning to love and firing the first of what is certain to be a string of aces.

Roddick 2-3 Schuettler
Schuettler produces his most convincing game so far, dropping one point on his way to holding, and Roddick's great start is wiped out.

Roddick 2-2 Schuettler
The German breaks back as Roddick double faults at 15-40, and there are signs that the American is already losing his temper as he hammers the ball into the crowd in frustration.

Roddick 2-1 Schuettler
Schuettler survives a break point and a bad line call to hold serve, although Roddick is looking lively and mobile.

Roddick 2-0 Schuettler
Roddick holds, although Schuettler earns a break point and the American is not quite as dominant on serve as he might hope.

Roddick 1-0 Schuettler
Roddick shows no signs of fatigue as he breaks Schuettler in the opening game. A powerful forehand winner is the highlight for Roddick, while the German looks decidedly edgy.

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