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On Sunday afternoon, Andy Roddick bid farewell to South Florida during the final of the Miami Tennis Cup at Stadium Court at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne. Spanish player Nicolas Almagro won the final match with pinpoint baseline accuracy that seemed to overwhelm Roddick’s defense.
According to a press release, Almagro comfortably returned Roddick’s serves throughout the match, securing his win over the legendary player. Roddick commented after the match, “I enjoyed myself and it’s nice for me to come back in a competitive atmosphere. I’ve been happy with how I played and I’m glad they had me here. I think the crowd have enjoyed the tennis they’ve seen.”
Almagro, who will train in Brazil over the next week before playing another exhibition tournament in two weeks, added, “I think it was a really good match, and he’s a very good player. I’m really happy with my game, although I think I can do better, but it’s the end of the season and I’m a little bit tired. I’m happy to be the first champion of the Miami Tennis Cup and I think it’s a fun and enjoyable tournament. I hope to be back next year.”