Roddick retires from match in Miami

March 29, 2007 at 2:33 AM
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MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- Andy Murray Wednesday advanced to the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami when Andy Roddick retired with a leg injury in their quarterfinal match.

Before Roddick was unable to continue, the 12th-seeded Murray was leading No. 3 seed Roddick, 5-3, in the first set.

The Scottish teenager also beat Roddick in a final last month in San Jose, Calif., and will appear in his fifth semifinal in six ATP events this season in one of Friday's semifinals.

Roddick called ATP trainer Bill Norris to the court at the end of the seventh game and received a massage to his upper left leg.

Roddick and Norris then went to the locker room for more treatment before the former No. 1 returned to the court.

Roddick dropped serve to go down, 3-5, and then retired.

Also on Wednesday, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal was beaten by little-known Serbian Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 6-4, in another quarterfinal.

Murray faces Djokovic in one semifinal match Friday.

In other quarters on Thursday, No. 6 Spaniard Tommy Robredo takes on Argentine Guillermo Canas, and No. 7 Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia faces Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela.

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