Roddick advances in U.S. Open

ANDY RODDICK extended his career with a resounding 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 dumping of Australian teenager Bernard Tomic in the second round of the U.S. Open Friday night (Saturday in Manila) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“I had no idea what was going to happen out there,” Roddick said. “I’ve played a lot of matches and that was a different kind of nerves than I’ve had before, so that was surprising for me.”

The 2003 U.S. Open champion and former world No. 1 will face Fabio Fognini of Italy on Sunday. He earlier announced that he will retire after the tournament.

Roddick hit three aces in the very first game — two at 136 mph, another at 138 mph — and added two more — at 125 mph, then 134 mph —to take a 3-0 lead. He also enjoyed himself out there, skipping back to the baseline after one early overhead smash, and looking up to his mother and brother and coach after capping the opening set with a 136 mph ace. Noli Cruz


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