"Roddick could scarcely have been more visibly impatient, arriving so soon after the previous match was over that the names of those earlier combatants were still on the scoreboard when he and Mayer began knocking up. His appetite for the match was established by an early delivery of 143mph, and he appeared unimpeded by playing with both ankles strapped. The lateness of the hour made the grass slippery, and Roddick was not amused to suffer an ignominious fall at 2-3. "That's what happens when you put matches on when the sun goes down," he told the umpire. "The court gets slick and we all fall on our asses." Roddick was in no mood to hang around against the 2004 Wimbledon quarter-finalist, breaking Mayer immediately at the start of the second set with a near-anguished cry of: "Yes!" He followed it with another break, congratulating himself with a round of applause, and generally looked so keen to finish the match, it was as if he could barely bring himself to sit down for each change over. Enjoying himself so much that he actually lobbed the 6ft 3in German, Roddick broke a third time to take the set 6-1. The third set could not go quickly enough for him. Despite occasionally spectacular counter-play from Mayer, the American broke twice, and the entire match was over in 69 minutes. Blink and you missed it. Roddick practically sprinted off court. Job done.