Roddick cruises but Tsonga ousted


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:43

American Roddick strolled to a 6-3 6-2 triumph over German opponent Benjamin Becker to advance with the minimum fuss.

Frenchman Tsonga did not find the passage so smooth, however, as John Isner of the United States battled from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (7/4).

And Tsonga was not the only seeded casualty in the second round.

Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain cruised past seventh-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-3 6-2 while German Philipp Petzschner was a 1-6 6-4 6-1 winner against ninth-seeded American Mardy Fish.

Frenchman Marc Gicquel was 3-0 up against 12th seed Viktor Troicki when the Serbian retired with a foot injury, while 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.

Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt, the 2004 champion here, 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.

In other matches, there were straight-sets victories for fourth seed Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, fifth-seeded Swede Robin Soderling, 11th-seeded Croatian Ivo Karlovic and 16th-seeded American Sam Querrey.


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