Andy Roddick rolled through Fernando Gonzalez in only 87 minutes Tuesday night to join his friend Mardy Fish in the quarterfinals. This is already the best showing for American players in Grand Slams this year.
Fish plays the world’s new No. 1, Rafael Nadal tonight, and Roddick will play No. 3 Novak Djokovic tomorrow. Past performances don’t bode well Fish; he is 0-4 against Nadal, with two of those losses on hardcourts. Roddick is 1-1 against Djokovic, including a win in their meeting in Dubai this past spring.