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THE SPIRIT OF WIMBLEDON

From the June 20, 2005 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


TENNIS ENTHUSIASTS in several countries last month remarked that the spirit of Wimbledon was wonderfully alive and well when they heard that good sportsmanship had cost American Andy Roddick several thousand dollars and a berth in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters Series clay court tennis tournament in Italy. Roddick, the 22–year–old top seed, was leading 5–3 in the second set with a triple match point against Fernando Verdasco of Spain, when Verdasco appeared to double fault and lose the match.