Not so fast! You may think you know where this thread is going, think again.
This refers to the previous day. At 18-19 in the 5th set, a blown call cost El Aynaoui a match point try. A couple of points later, Roddick held for 19-all. Then came the interruption of play, with Roddick handing his racquet to a ball kid. El Aynaoui joined in the spirit of things and did likewise.
However, that interruption seemed to disrupt E-A's rhythm, and he lost serve for what would prove to be the decisive break.
So, were Roddick's antics just innocent fun, or an act of gamesmanship? And even if we assume the former, why wasn't even the possibility of the latter, however remote they may feel it was, addressed by the announcers? They certainly seemed much more alert to such things the next day.
Your thoughts, opinions, etc.? FTR, I'm inclined to give people the benefit of the doubt. I just find the silence of the "pros" curious.