“I took a lot of risks there in the last two sets,” Roddick, who won 12 points at the net in the deciding set, said. “I rolled the dice a lot and came up Yahtzee a couple times.”
Roddick's opponent in the championship match will be the Ivan Ljubicic of the tournament, Czech Tomas Berdych, who steamrolled Robin Soderling 2 and 2 in Friday's second semi. Berdych serve was on fire, as he faced just one break point while managing to break his opponent's serve four times.
Berdych, the 16th seed, has played just one other Masters final in his career, back in 2005 when he triumphed in Paris.
"You feel well on the court and build your confidence—that’s what’s happening,” Berdych, who beat Roger Federer in the 4th round, said. “It’s small things put together, and that makes a pretty good game for me.”