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Serve could decide Roddick vs. Dent

Updated: January 22, 2004, 12:29 AM ET
By MaliVai Washington | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andy Roddick is about to face his toughest challenge of the tournament in fellow American Taylor Dent. They have a 1-1 record after playing twice last year.

Dent makes it challenging because regardless of the occasion, regardless of the point, he has one primary focus: attacking and getting to the net. Any player who is tentative, unsure or not up to the challenge can go down to Dent.

The primary concern for Roddick tomorrow is going to be serving and counter-punching ...

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