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Why Roddick will benefit from Connors

It wasn't a coincidence that the week Andy Roddick started working with Jimmy Connors that he played his best tennis of the season. Patrick McEnroe explains why this will be a good fit for Roddick.

Updated: July 26, 2006, 5:14 PM ET
By Patrick McEnroe | Special to ESPN.com

The final at the RCA Championship was the best I've seen Andy Roddick play in a while. Spending just a few days with Jimmy Connors made a difference. It was obvious he got through to Andy as he was hitting the ball as well as I've seen him hit it all year.

I thought he was extremely unlucky to lose the match against James Blake. In many ways Andy outplayed him, but James is obviously playing great and with a lot of confidence, and he played better on the bigger points. But I loved the way ...

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