Roddick fresh as a daisy in extreme heat

Andy Roddick's fitness and fleet feet were the difference Tuesday as he was too much for defending Aussie champion Novak Djokovic, who retired down two sets to one amid record temperatures.

Updated: January 27, 2009, 7:31 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It wasn't bird flu, anthrax or SARS, just cramps and the baking heat.

Novak Djokovic, who entered the Australian Open dogged by a few questions about his preparation and new racket, leaves with as many after exiting to a rejuvenated Andy Roddick 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2, 2-1 in their quarterfinal grudge match on Rod Laver Arena.

Bye-bye to the defending champion and hello to a possible Roddick-Roger Federer rematch.

Roddick sarcastically ...

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