INDIANAPOLIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Americans Andy Roddick and James Blake won their first-round matches Tuesday at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.
Roddick posted a 6-4, 6-0 victory over fellow American Alex Kuznetsov, while Blake defeated Swede Thomas Johansson 7-5, 7-6 (11-9).
Blake beat Roddick in last year's Indianapolis finale. Roddick won this tournament in 2003 and 2004.
Fifth seed Ivo Karlovic of Croatia beat Brazil's Andre Sa 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3).