Roddick ends Blake hoodoo


Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:06

Roddick, who headed into his first-round clash having lost his last three matches against Blake, had a wobble in the second set but eventually prevailed 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-3).

Belgium’s Xavier Malisse accounted for Haas, booking his place in the second round with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory over the German, while Latvian youngster Ernests Gulbis stunned Stepanek 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 in the second round.

In other first-round action on Wednesday, Leonardo Mayer of Argentina beat American Mardy Fish 6-4 6-0, while eighth seed Sam Querrey breezed through his all-American clash with Rajeev Ram 6-2 6-3.

American sixth seed John Isner advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 6-4 victory over Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen, while Germany’s Philipp Petzschner ousted Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/5).


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