Like the girl with the curl, Roddick tends to very good or horrid in New York. He won the U.S. Open in 2003, then suffered a shocking first-round loss to unknown Gilles Muller in `05. With Jimmy Connors serving as his coach, Roddick rebounded to reach the final last year. Barring another upset, he could get his rematch with Roger Federer in the quarterfinals this year.
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