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All the winners of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, which began in 1969, are enshrined on the stadium wall at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, their names in a place of honor for all to see.
Before his second-round match Thursday night, Mardy Fish asked his coach and trainer if they were hot. The sun was setting at Rock Creek Park, but it was still well over 80 degrees. Yes, they replied, they were hot.
When public address announcer Charlie Brotman asked who was ready for the championship final Sunday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, there was at best polite applause.
Andy Roddick's matches have long been a prime attraction at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, but the three-time champion won't make his usual appearance at Rock Creek Park next week.