Despite feeling under the weather on Sunday, Andy Roddick made it a day to remember by winning his 30th career title at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, finishing off with a 7-6 (7), 6-7 (11), 7-5 win beating Canadian player Milos Raonic. The match lasted for 2 hours and 26 minutes, and the victory placed Roddick on the ranks as the eight American player to bag at least 30 titles in his career.

Roddick was suffering from a cold a few days after the match and did not think that he would be in good shape to face Raonic. However, a quick nap was all it took for the American champion to get back into the court, where he made the winning shot with a diving forehand.

“That’s the best shot I’ve ever hit in my life, considering the circumstance . . . I don’t really remember much else besides the fact that I went for the ball, and I hit it. I didn’t really think too much of it..” Roddick said afterwards, still surprised with his luck. “I was already in my head, I was like, ‘There’s no way,’ and then I heard people cheering. I was like, ‘There’s no way that went in. I guess it did.”

“I think I was very fortunate. I feel like I got outplayed, I just stuck around and kept trying,” Roddick said. “What a memorable 30th victory for me. I couldn’t be happier to do it in Memphis.”

The victory comes with a sweet winner’s check of $264,000, and the recognition of being one of just three players to have won at least three titles in Memphis since 1976, joining the ranks of Tommy Haas and Jimmy Connors.

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