Roddick crashes out of US Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Defending champion Andy Roddick was outgunned by Joachim Johansson in a five-set thriller in the quarterfinals of the US Open.

Roddick crashes out of US Open

New York:

Defending champion Andy Roddick was outgunned by Joachim Johansson in a five-set thriller in the quarterfinals of the US Open. The second seed lost 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4 to 28th seed Johansson in two hours and 55 minutes on court at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York. Roddick, who had not lost a set in this year's tournament, lost the first set 6-4. Johansson went on to take the second set and lead 6-4, 6-4. Dire straits Roddick was in dire straits but he responded in the manner of a true defending champion as he won every point on his serve in set three to win it 4-6, 4-6, 6-3. The second seed had turned it around and was completely dominant as he went on to level the match at two-sets-all. This was a true five-set thriller and after Johansson had saved break point before taking a 5-4 lead, Roddick saved the first two of three match points but hit a forehand long on the third to allow Johansson to break his serve for the first time since the third set and win 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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