A-Rod serves up win


Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:05

There were no breaks of serve in the contest between the former world number one, the winner in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and Czech player Berdych, as Roddick prevailed 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/5) to reach the semi-finals.

Roddick will meet compatriot Sam Querrey in the last four after the seventh seed defeated Michael Russell.

Querrey won 6-4 6-3 in one hour six minutes.

The second semi-final will see Fernando Verdasco play Denis Istomin.

Verdasco, the second seed from Spain, recorded a 6-3 7-6 (7/5) win over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis in the last eight.

Uzbekistan’s Istomin, meanwhile, was a 6-1 1-6 6-3 victor over German sixth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber.


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