Andy Roddick woke up to the smell of acrid smoke at 5:15 on Sunday morning in Rome's Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi. When the 2003 U.S. Open champ, in town for the Italian Open, went into the hall, he saw about a dozen guests amid thick black smoke. He ushered them into his room, took them onto his balcony, then did what any 21-year-old in a tight spot would do: He called Mom. From Boca Raton, Fla., Blanche Roddick told her son to wet towels and put them under the door, but Andy said, "It's way beyond that." When Roddick realized that fire truck ladders could not reach the balcony above him, he helped seven people from that floor down to his balcony, including Sjeng Schalken, whom Roddick caught when the Dutch player jumped 10 feet. The blaze killed three guests, but everyone on Roddick's balcony made it to safety. "I think it was instinctive, and there was a lot of adrenaline going," he said.