An article about his lost in final today
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Davide Sanguinetti won the second tournament title of his nine-year career and his second of the year Sunday, beating an ill Andy Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the International Tennis Championships.
On a warm, sunny afternoon, Roddick appeared to vomit at least twice, including once at his chair shortly after Sanguinetti closed out the victory with an ace. Roddick was playing with a chest infection and fever, coach Tarik Benhabiles said.
The defeat was the top-seeded Roddick's first in five career finals.
The No. 5-seeded Sanguinetti beat another American, Jan-Michael Gambill, in the semifinals. The 29-year-old Italian won his first ATP Tour title just last month in Milan.
Roddick looked lethargic for much of the match, bending over after long points and often hanging his head.
``C'mon, Andy, pick it up a notch!'' a fan shouted midway through the second set. Roddick responded by raising his thumb and briefly showed signs of life, breaking Sanguinetti for the only time in the final game of the set to even the match.
But Roddick double-faulted on break point to lose his serve for just the second time and fall behind 3-2 in the final set. During a changeover with Sanguinetti ahead 4-3, Roddick became visibly ill and briefly left the court with a towel over his mouth.
Sanguinetti held serve for a 5-3 lead and held again for the victory and a $51,500 first prize. Roddick won $30,300.