Roddick reaches Atlanta quarterfinals

July 19, 2012 at 12:53 AM

ATLANTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick waited out a rain delay of almost 5 hours Wednesday before reaching the quarterfinals of the BB&T Atlanta Open.

Roddick defeated Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in the rain-delayed match. Mahut, who had downed Roddick in the opening round of this year's French Open, served 14 aces.

Roddick bounced back from a struggling start to the season to win a Wimbledon tune-up last month. He has captured at least one tournament in 12 straight years -- the first of his titles coming in Atlanta in 2001.

Michael Russell will face Roddick in the quarterfinals after downing fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4.

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