Roddick, looking to win the title for a fourth year running showed the packed Queen's Club crowd just how to play on grass, crashing 13 aces past his Chilean opponent and more importantly, dropping just seven points on his own serve through the whole match.
It had all started so brightly for Gonzalez, looking solid behind his own delivery and making few mistakes until the eighth game of the opening set.

TENNIS 2006 ATP Queen's Club Gonzalez F. - Roddick A.

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At this point he was forced to save no less than five break points, the first of the match, as he struggled to even the scores at 4-4.
But save he did, only to finally drop serve when trying to save the set next time round putting a stuttering forehand into the net, and not for the first or last time.
Roddick then immediately broke his man again for a 2-0 lead at the start of the second set and never looked back as he bludgeoned his way to the second set 6-3.
In such impressive form, having obviously put the ankle injury that saw him drop out of the French Open in the first round behind him, it will take a superhuman effort from Blake to stop his progress to yet another final.
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