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Kohlschreiber was the better player against Roddick

Maybe Andy Roddick wasn't expected to win the Australian Open, but he also didn't plan on bowing out in Week 1, either.

Originally Published: January 18, 2008
By Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

More than four years removed from his first and only Grand Slam title, Andy Roddick has been exhaustedly attempting to reach that apex again.

Roddick's quest continues after he, at No. 6, became the highest-seeded casualty at the Australian Open after a scintillating 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (3), 8-6 loss to No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round.

The match encompassed brilliant shot-making, booming serves, grit and all-around peerless play from two players who ...

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