Andy Roddick wins in straight sets

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Number two seed Andy Roddick of the US moved into the second round of the French Open on Monday after a straight set win over compatriot Todd Martin.

Andy Roddick wins in straight sets

Paris:

Number two seed Andy Roddick of the US moved into the second round of the French Open on Monday after a straight set win over compatriot Todd Martin. Roddick gained an early break on Phillipe Chatriet court but Martin broke back and the first set was decided on a tiebreaker - which Roddick won 7-5. Roddick picked up another break at the start of the second set, but this time the 21-year-old held on to his advantage and took the set 6-4. Martin made every effort to stay in the contest, but found his youthful opponent hard to match and the 33-year-old went on to lose in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-6. It was an important win for Roddick - the American had suffered first round exits on his two previous visits to Roland Garros. However, before leaving the court Roddick received some fatherly advice from Martin, who was unhappy at his compatriot's conduct during the match. (with AP inputs)

Topics : Tennis
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