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After win, Andy Roddick holds court

Andy Roddick returns a shot to Stephane Robert

Andy Roddick returns a shot to Stephane Robert during the first round of the U.S. Open. Roddick won the match in straight sets. (Aug. 30, 2010) Credit: AP

Andy Roddick’s 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Stephane Robert of France was a pretty ho-hum affair. The same could not be said about Roddick's post-match press conference.

Roddick, the No. 9 seed, weighed in on everything from Roger Clemens to the Miami Heat to what it really takes to be a New Yorker.

On Clemens and baseball in his era: “It’s disheartening.  It's kind of the group that I grew up watching.  I don't think you ever want to see it play out like this.  It's just an ugly scene now.  If he is innocent, it sucks because he is guilty in the court of public opinion; if he is guilty, it's really unfortunate because you don't want to see someone in that kind of in denial.”

On being a Miami Heat fan: “I’m sick of defending my fanhood. I was going to games in '01 when they were paying people to come. I just wanted to see Dwyane Wade come back. Now, we have LeBron and it’s bordering on ridiculous.”

On whether he feels like a New Yorker now that he’s had an apartment here for a couple of years: “I should. I pay enough taxes.”

-- Barbara Barker, aka meanbarb on twitter.

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