Andy Roddick vs Feliciano Lopez 2010 Australian Open Betting Odds: There’s no question that fans of Andy Roddick have learned that their idol tends to be a little bit of a hot head at times on the court. As this 2010 Australian Open Betting Odds begins to pick up speed, the seventh seeded American already finds himself in a bit of controversy about, you guessed it, verbally abusing umpires during a match.
Tonight, beginning at 8:30 PM ET (5:30 PM PT) Andy Roddick [-1200 ML] will be taking on sports betting odds underdog Feliciano Lopez [+600 ML] of Spain live from Rod Laver Arena on ESPN. Roddick is coming off a second round victory over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, where the 2003 US Open champion ripped the chair umpire for blowing a call.
“I’m standing there with my racket back — don’t you think I’m going to f****** hit it?’ Roddick told chair umpire, Fergus Murphy. “It’s not your job to predict if I’m going to hit it. It’s your job to decide if I could hit it.”
Roddick went on to win the match easily in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, but still refused to shake the umpire’s hand after the win, which is common courtesy at the conclusion of ever match. Feeling like a jerk after cooling off, the hard-serving American Tweeted an apology on Tweeter. “Apologies for the language today folks hopefully most kids were asleep by the time I went off …… my bad.”
His third round Spanish opponent, Lopez is coming off impressive victories over Uruguayan, Pablo Cuevas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5) and Rainer Schuettler of Germany (6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2). The unseeded Spaniard has never gotten past the third round at the Australian Open Betting Odds in his career.