Thursday, November 4, 2010

Federer to Quaterfinal and Roddick past first round in ATP Basel 2010

BASEL, Switzerland (AP)—Andy Roddick defeated fellow American Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-6 (6) while Roger Federer cruised into the quarterfinals at the Swiss Indoors on Wednesday. The fourth-seeded Roddick had 16 aces and dropped just six first-service points against the 22nd-ranked Querrey, who served 13 aces.

Roddick faces Andrey Golubev in the second round. Roddick has returned to Basel after seven years in hopes of claiming one of the last three berths in the eight-man ATP World Tour Finals in London this month. Roddick was eighth in the standings coming into the tournament.

Federer, the No. 1 seed, eased past Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, requiring a single break in each set to complete a 6-3, 6-4 win in St. Jakobshalle. Federer served even more efficiently than Roddick, conceding seven points in nine service games. He sealed the first set with an ace and clinched the match with a service winner.

Ninety minutes after leaving the court, Federer was seated alongside his parents at the soccer game as his Wimbledon conqueror Tomas Berdych was eliminated. The No. 3 seed slumped to a 6-4, 6-1 loss to 72nd-ranked Tobias Kamke, who made the main draw as lucky loser in qualifying.

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