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Sergiy Stakhovsky © Tennistalk.com
Indian Wells
2nd round
3/10/12 1 2 3 Tot
ua  Sergiy Stakhovsky 7 3 4 1
cz  Tomas Berdych 6 6 6 2
Tomas Berdych © Tennistalk.com
Andy Roddick © Tennistalk.com
Indian Wells
2nd round
3/10/12 1 2 3 Tot
us  Andy Roddick 4 7 6 2
pl  Lukasz Kubot 6 6 3 1
Lukasz Kubot © Tennistalk.com
  • Roddick, Berdych advance in Indian Wells

    3/11/12 2:58 PM | Cheryl Murray
    Andy Roddick and Tomas Berdych opened the BNP Paribas Open successfully, each with 3-set wins to start off their tournament.

    Andy Roddick (30) def. Lukasz Kubot 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3

    American Andy Roddick had a tough start to this second round match. The American’s serve, usually his bread and butter shot, wasn’t particularly effective against Pole Lukasz Kubot. Roddick was broken mid-way through the first set, but without a chance to earn it back.

    Roddick was able to take better advantage of the Kubot second serve in the middle frame, with the two men trading service breaks to force a tiebreaker. Roddick, who served better in the second set, was able to level the match with 7-5 in the breaker.

    Kubot’s serve fell apart by the third set. The Pole faced a whopping 12 break points in that set alone; Roddick was able to snag 3 service breaks, while giving up just one. The American moves into the third round where he will face No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych.

    Tomas Berdych (7) def. Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4

    The Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky did not play a terrible match in his loss to No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych. For most of the first and second sets, the Ukrainian kept Berdych on his toes with fine ball-striking, but mid-way through the second set, Berdych was able to secure a service break.

    After losing the second set, Stakhovsky clearly had his confidence shaken. At the start of the third set, he donated a pair of double faults to give Berdych the only service break of the set.


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