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Roddick ready to crash Djoker's party

Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick have starkly different contrasts on where they see themselves among the game's hierarchy. But one thing is for sure: Both remain resolute in winning more Slams.

Originally Published: January 26, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It would be easy to regard Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic, whose paths will intersect in Tuesday's Australian Open quarterfinals, as two players on very different career trajectories. Yet they remain tied in one very important statistical category, with one Grand Slam win each.

At 26, world No. 9 Roddick is middle-aged in tennis terms. He arrived in Melbourne 15 pounds leaner, with new coach Larry Stefanki in his corner, looking for every possible ...

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