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Roddick through in ATP Legg Mason Tennnis
Washington, Aug 6 (Agencies):
Published on 6 Aug. 2009 11:07 PM IST
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Top seed Andy Roddick strolled into round three of the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington DC as several other seeds tumbled out. Roddick beat Germany’s Benjamin Becker 6-3 6-2 but French number three seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) to United States’ John Isner. Seventh seed Tommy Robredo also fell, 6-3 6-2 to Spanish compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero. American Mardy Fish, seeded nine, lost 1-6 6-4 6-1 to Philipp Petzschner. Roddick was making his return following a four-week lay-off after injuring his hip during his epic five-set Wimbledon final defeat by Roger Federer. “I didn’t serve very well, but if there’s one thing that’s a little rusty that I’m not worried about coming around, it’s my serve.” The American will play compatriot Sam Querrey, who beat Igor Kunitsyn of Russia 6-3 6-4, in round three. Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt, who won this title in 2004, saw off Israeli 15th seed Dudi Sela 6-3 2-6 6-2 to set up a third-round meeting with defending champion Juan Martin del Potro. Other seeds to fall included Serbia’s Viktor Troicki who retired with a foot injury when trailing 3-0 to Frenchman Marc Gicquel. American Wayne Odesnik rallied to overcome 13th seed Igor Andreev of Russia 2-6 7-5 6-4 and French qualifier Sebastien de Chaunac was a 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 winner against 14th-seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov.

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