Roddick will again try to erase Federer curse

Updated: August 29, 2005, 9:34 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Even when Roger Federer isn't lurking in the other half of the draw, he's haunting Andy Roddick.

Federer was at home, thousands of miles away in Oberwil, Switzerland, nursing a tender knee in early August while Roddick was working his way through the field in Washington, D.C.

Roddick was asked if he thought he had as good a chance as anyone to win the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday.

"As good as anyone not named Roger," Roddick quipped.

His wickedly self-deprecating ...

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