Roddick books quarters berth in Japan Open tennis

08:46, October 08, 2010      

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No. 2 seed Andy Roddick of the United States booked a berth in the quarterfinals of Japan Open tennis tournament after defeating Jeremy Chardy of France Thursday in Tokyo.

Roddick, 28, beat 23-year-old Chardy 6-4, 7-6, showing top American on the ATP World Tour is gradually finding himself back on his road to the final of the tournament, which he is participating for the first time since reaching the semifinals two years ago.

In the third game of the the first set, Roddick earned the only break of the 91 minute match.

"He (Chardy) played very high-risk tennis," he said. "A lot of points were out of hands because he serves big. I thought he made a lot of first serves. I feel like I played big points really well. Today is very encouraging."

"I'm at a point where I feel I'm not scared of playing long points. It's nice going out there not having to fight a mental battle," Roddick said.

The 1.2-million-dollar Japan Open is the first tournament of the former No. 1 player since a second round four-set loss to Janko Tipsarevic at the U.S. Open on Sept. 1.

Roddick, with 29 titles, is third-most among active players on the ATP world tour, behind Roger Federer and Rafeal Nadal. He won at least one title every year since 2001 and is trying to finish in top 10 for the ninth consecutive season.

Source: Xinhua


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