Roddick to play for championship

April 2, 2004 at 9:28 PM
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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick needed just 65 minutes Friday to defeat Vincent Spadea, 6-1, 6-3, and reach the final of the NASDAQ-100 Open.

The second-seeded Roddick lost a three-set semifinal to Spadea last month at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic in Scottsdale but turned the tables with a sparkling performance.

Roddick won 79 percent of points on his first serve, 85 percent on his second, hit 20 winners with 11 unforced errors and broke serve four times.

A four-time semifinalist here, he is appearing in a final for the fourth time in the past six Masters Series tournaments.

Roddick will face Guillermo Coria on Sunday after the third-seeded Argentine overcame four match points and rallied past No. 21 Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.

Gonzalez committed 47 unforced errors.

On the women's side, Serena Williams will play Elena Dementieva on Saturday for the championship.

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