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Roddick has something to prove

Updated: June 29, 2005, 4:47 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England – Andy Roddick had something to prove. To his fans, to the media and perhaps most importantly, to himself.

He struggled mightily through the clay season and at The Championships, a tournament in which he's expected to excel. In the quarterfinals, he slipped into a decisive fifth set against Sebastian Grosjean.

Two years ago, Roddick might have lost the same match. But not anymore. The second-seeded American dug a little deeper, broke, or as Roddick said, "slimed" ...

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