Roddick, Hewitt advance at Cincinnati

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Andy Roddick beat Nicolas Kiefer for the third time in as many weeks to progress to the last 16 of the Tennis Masters Cincinnati tournament.

Roddick, Hewitt advance at Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Andy Roddick beat Nicolas Kiefer for the third time in as many weeks to progress to the last 16 of the Tennis Masters Cincinnati tournament. Before Wednesday's 6-4 6-4 disappointment, the German had lost to Roddick in the final at Indianaopolis on July and in the semi-finals at Montreal on July 31.Rain causes delayIn a Wednesday evening match delayed at the start and interrupted twice by rain, Andre Agassi rallied after a second-set lapse to beat Thomas Johansson 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. Agassi said he was re-energized by the stalwart fans who stayed through two rain delays in the second set. Earlier, Australia's Lleyton Hewitt beat unseeded Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil, and Carlos Moya beat Ivan Ljubicic in the $2.5 million event after persistent, heavy rains delayed the start of the morning matches for more than four hours. Briton's Greg Rusedski beat French Open champion Gaston Gaudio 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. (AP)



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