2006 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Ryan Pierse

Getty Images

26 January, 2005

Andy Roddick (US) hits a backhand during a quarter-final match against Nikolay Davydenko (Russia) at the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Roddick went on to the semi-finals after Davydenko was forced to retire with breathing problems. He was then beaten by home favorite Lleyton Hewitt.

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Ryan Pierse

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