Roddick looking to reach third round
We know which player the fans will be rooting for as No. 2 Andy Roddick takes on Olivier Mutis at Roland Garros on Wednesday, although the Frenchman is a decided underdog. Good thing Roddick doesn't care; as long as the crowd's cheering, he feeds off of it.
Mutis lost two first-round matches (Munich to Luis Horna, who beat Mark Philippoussis in the first round at Roland Garros; Casablanca to Albert Portas) prior to the French. At 125 in the world rankings, Mutis has never made it past the second round at the French, a trend that should continue. He did beat American Robby Ginepri in straight sets in round one, but Roddick's serve figures to be too much.
If that's how it plays out, Roddick will reach the third round to equal his best appearance at the French Open, in 2001.
Potential show stoppers
Off the show courts
Howie Schwab is a coordinating producer for ESPN.
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