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Roddick struggled to dictate play

Updated: January 28, 2004, 2:40 PM ET
By MaliVai Washington | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Once again, Andy Roddick had an interesting quarterfinal at the Australian Open. He started out better than he could have expected on Tuesday. He was able to get the early break of serve and he protected his own serve.

Even though Roddick won the first set 6-2, watching from courtside, I continually felt that shot-for-shot from the baseline that Marat Safin had the advantage.

I was expecting Safin to be a little more aggressive by coming in on his own serve ...

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