Tennis: Roddick blasts 18 aces

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Andy Roddick fired off 18 aces and beat Tomas Zib 6-4, 6-2, to reach the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

In the third round Roddick will face either 15th-seeded Radek Stepanek or Rockville, Md., native Paul Goldstein, who reached the second round Tuesday by beating Somdev Dev Varman 6-4, 6-2.

Third-seeded Marat Safin had a much tougher time than Roddick, finally beating Jan Hernych 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 to reach the third round.

Also reaching the third round was fifth-seeded Hyung-Taik Lee, who beat Russia's Igor Kunitsyn 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-1. Ninth-seeded Gael Monfils of France, beat Martin Klizan 7-6 (5), 6-4. Robin Haase beat 14th-seeded Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4).

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