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Love -- Since beating Roger Federer in the third round at Key Biscayne, Andy Roddick has lost six consecutive matches, including an opening-round defeat this week at Queens Club to Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Roddick, currently ranked No. 32, is a four-time winner at the grass court event.
Still, he was somewhat optimistic after the defeat. "It wasn't that bad," he told reporters. "I served 80 percent and had 22 aces. It was better than what I have been doing."
He also dismissed reports that this year's Wimbledon could be his last. Roddick said his quote that didn't rule out the possibility was misunderstood and that he was merely suggesting that he doesn't know what the future holds.
15 -- Speaking of Federer, he had a street named after him in Halle, Germany, site of this week's Gerry Weber Open. He reacted with a classic Federer quote:
"It is a great honour for me that a street is named after me. In Switzerland and Austria I have a stamp. The street is something you can only hope for and it's kind of surreal when it happens. I'm overjoyed to be forever linked to a tournament like here in Halle, not only through the victories but also beyond ."
30 -- Melanie Oudin (!) defeated Sorona Cristea 6-2, 6-0 in Birmingham on Thursday to advance to her first quarterfinal in 14 months. The 208th-ranked American will face Irina Falconi on Friday.
40 -- One of Wimbledon's 2011 semifinalists is questionable for a run at a 2012 repeat. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga slipped during a three-set loss to Ivan Dodig and hurt his finger. "I think it's serious," he told reporters. I didn't do an exam for the moment, but it sounds very bad. I felt like I broke something or I strained it when I fell." Say it ain't say, Jo.
Game -- Serena Williams tweet of the day:
Yuck! Just dropped my passport and wallet in the toilet.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 14, 2012
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