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Roddick to test Delgado tonight

July 16, 2005

Newport Beach Breakers' star Ramon Delgado, currently the No. 1 men's

singles player in World Team Tennis, will test his ability tonight in

a matchup against recent Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick in a contest

against the St. Louis Aces.

The match begins at 7 p.m. central time.

"I think [Delgado] has a very good chance to do well," Breakers'

Coach Dick Leach said. "The court [at St. Louis] is very slow, so

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maybe Roddick's serve will kick up a bit."

Delgado, who has the best men's singles record in the league at

35-11, hasn't lost a singles set this season while leading Newport to

a 5-2 record.

The Breakers are seeking their third straight win tonight.

Ranked No. 3 in the world, Roddick will be making his St. Louis

debut, the only match of the season he is scheduled to play in.

Delgado, hampered by a knee and shoulder injury a few years back,

is currently playing the best tennis he has played in a while, Leach

said.

Leach added that Delgado is looking forward to the marquee

matchup. "He's taking it very seriously; he'd really like to beat

[Roddick] a lot," he said.

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