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Djokovic beats Roddick on court, trashes him off it

Novak Djokovic's racket did the talking in a four-set win over Andy Roddick on Thursday night, but it was his on-court rhetoric afterward that stirred the Big Apple crowd.

Updated: September 5, 2008, 8:32 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- There was a nasty, physical smackdown Thursday night in the New York metropolitan area, but it wasn't the NFL season opener.

Just a few dozen miles from Giants Stadium, where the Giants quietly dispatched the Redskins, a serious beatdown occurred at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Novak Djokovic, stoked by quotes from Andy Roddick that suggested he was faking a variety of injuries, throttled Roddick 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the ...

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